Research course

International Relations and Global Politics

Institution
Open University · Department of Politics and International Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Politics and International Studies (POLIS) have expertise in theories of international relations as well as their applications in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. POLIS members also supervise students interested in critical engagements with mainstream international relations theory, including constructivism, postcolonialism, post-structuralism, Marxism, cosmopolitanism and accounts of governmentality. The institutional topics covered include global governance, international and regional cooperation, international development cooperation, international organisations, international economic governance as well as transnational activist networks, NGOs, civil society organisations and social movements. Specialist topics include human rights, foreign policy, development cooperation and aid relations, minority rights, aid and refugees, borders and migrant rights, and human security.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Coordinator
Email
FASS-Polis-PG-Admissions@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 654435