Research course

Politics and International Studies

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at The Open University has an international reputation for research in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory. POLIS scholars have regional expertise in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America and welcome applications for research supervision across a wide range of topics, including security, foreign policy, development, democratization, identity and political thought. Research within POLIS is organised around two broad research areas: 1) International Relations; and 2) Democratic Politics: Performance and Participation. With more than 400 publications included in the Open University’s Online Repository, POLIS academics are prolific and making a significant contribution to academic thought, publishing cutting edge research in highly ranked journals. They also play a leading part in national and international conversations about politics; regularly giving evidence to parliamentary committees, advising government, linking up with civil society actors and informing major television and radio programmes on political themes.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School
Email
research-degrees-office@open.ac.uk