You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.
To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in European studies, international relations, modern languages, politics, history, economics or sociology.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
Months of entry
The MRes Politics and International Studies provides the research skills and methodologies to enable you to pursue a wide range of careers.
This Master's of Research (MRes) will provide students with the required skills and methodologies to successfully undertake a doctoral degree. The breadth and depth of the course will also enable you to pursue a wide range of careers in European politics.
South West Doctoral Training Partnership
This MRes is recognised by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), specifically, as part of the larger South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). It can be taken as a course in its own right or as part of the 1+3 (MRes + PhD) pathway, which enables successful graduates to proceed to a PhD.
If you apply for the 1+3 you must indicate your preferred PhD route in your application. Progression from the MRes to the MPhil or PhD stage is dependent on an acceptable level of achievement.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time
Course contact details
- Taught Postgraduate Admissions
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