Research course

Global Political Economy

Institution
University of Bristol · School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Qualifications
PhD

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Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) and a master’s qualification (or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme considers the dynamics of global transformation and its policy implications, as well as the interrelations with national and regional institutional and social responses to the global political and economic order.

You are encouraged to analyse the impact of economic globalisation, examine relationships between global governance and inequality, and understand that analysis and resolution of many of the key problems that confront humanity in the 21st century require new and interdisciplinary academic approaches, innovative methods and policy agendas.

If you have completed the MRes, or other significant research training, you may be exempt from the core units. Some self-funded students may still need to take three core research training modules selected from the consortium's offerings in research design, data collection and data analysis.

As this is an interdisciplinary PhD pathway, within your proposal you will be required to articulate, clearly and substantively, how and in what ways your proposed research is interdisciplinary in nature. You should also be aware that an offer of a place on this programme is dependent on the availability of co-supervision from two staff members from different disciplines relevant to your proposal. You are required to identify this in the 'proposed supervisor' section of your application.

Your supervisors will convene joint meetings on a regular basis. Students will normally be registered in the school of their first supervisor. This may not be the school that processes your application. You will find more information on the postgraduate research supervision web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
spais-phdenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 331 7572