Research course

Politics and International Studies

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

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree, relevant to the proposed area of study, from a recognised higher education institution in the UK.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at The Open University has an international reputation for research in British and comparative politics, citizenship, democracy and social movements, international relations and global politics, and political theory. Research within POLIS is organised around five corresponding areas: British and comparative politics; citizenship studies; democracy and social movements; international relations and global politics; and political ideas. POLIS academics are also active in the OU Centre for Research on Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG) and OpenSpace, transdisciplinary research centres that bring together researchers from across the social sciences, promote public engagement and knowledge exchange, and contribute to theoretical and methodological innovation within social science research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        full time
        15 months
          part time
          24 months

          Course contact details

          Name
          Discipline Convenor
          Email
          FASS-Polis-PG-Admissions@open.ac.uk
          Phone
          +44 (0)1908 654472