The School of Politics and International Relations prefers students intending to embark on a research degree to have completed a Masters course involving at least some course-work; those who have not are required to undertake relevant course-work before they can proceed with their research. Applicants should normally have a primary degree in Politics, European Studies or Development Studies and have attained at least Upper Second Class Honours, with at least a Lower Second Class Honours in any other degree subject. Applicants with good qualifications in related subjects may also be considered from time to time.
Months of entry
Course contentThe School offers a PhD European Studies degree based mainly on supervised research resulting in completion of a thesis. The PhD European Studies requires completion of some course-work and participation in specified research-oriented classes and seminars.
The PhD European Studies typically involves a thesis of about 100,000 words, normally submitted after three years; it must be submitted within six years of registration. In exceptional cases, the six-year maximum period may be extended.
Qualification and course duration
MLitt by research
Course contact details
- Jean Brennan