Research course

Local Government Studies

Institution
University of Birmingham · Institute of Local Government Studies - INLOGOV
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants for a degree by research should have at least a good Honours degree or equivalent academic qualification. Our normal policy is to register PhD applicants for a MPhil, and transfer them to PhD if their work is of an acceptable standard. If you have registered for the MSc you may, after 9 months full-time (18 months part-time), apply to transfer to an MPhil or PhD. You will need to show evidence of satisfactory progress with your thesis, and have provided an acceptable programme of further research. MPhil students may apply to transfer to a PhD by meeting similar conditions.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MPhil and PhD degrees are taken by research with a coursework element. Applications to study for research degrees on either a full- or part-time basis are welcomed. We are particularly interested in receiving applications on the modernisation agenda, changing patterns of local governance, the impact of public policy changes, democracy, public participation and community involvement.
Learn more about the research interests of our staff and how to contact them.
The School of Government and Society brings together academic staff, research fellows and doctoral researchers across the Social Sciences. The School is one of the leading UK and international centres for Politics, International Relations, International Development, Sociology and European Studies.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£13,680 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005