Research course

Local Government Studies

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

Entry requirements

Applicants for degrees by research should have at least a good Honours degree or equivalent academic qualification. Our normal policy is to register PhD applicants for an MPhil, and transfer them to PhD if their work is of an acceptable standard. If you have registered for the MSc you may, after nine 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

The PhD Local Government Studies degree includes courework components as well as research. Applications to study for a research degree on either a full- or part-time basis are welcomed.

The School of Government 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.

For the PhD Local Government Studies degree we are particularly interested in receiving applications on one of the four themes:

  • Governance, institutional design and leadership
  • Co-production, democratic and social innovation, and inclusion
  • Policy-making, implementation and service delivery
  • Smart, sustainable and creative approaches to policy challenges

In the School of Government we offer much more than a degree. As a student here, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, you have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, with some or all of the costs paid for by the School.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0) 121 414 3497