Honours degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree in Politics, History, European Studies or a related discipline. IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in the written component, or equivalent. Most students will be expected to have completed a Master's programme with an element of research training.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
A full-time MPhil degree lasts one year. During this time you will benefit from a full training package offered by the Department, facilities in the College Postgraduate Centre and teaching opportunities, where appropriate, in the Department.
The Department has a wide range of expertise that covers a broad spectrum of the discipline, with particular strengths in international politics (a full list of potential fields is shown below).
The research of members of Department has been funded by:
- the ESRC
- the AHRC
- the British Academy
- the Nuffield
- Roosevelt and Truman Foundations
- the Scottish Office
- the US government
- the European Commission
- and the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
The University has extensive holdings in European politics and has a growing strength in transatlantic studies. It has one of the four Scottish European Documentation Centres. The department hosts two journals:
- Perspectives on European Politics and Society (Editor: Dr. Cameron Ross);
- and the Journal of Transatlantic Studies (Editor: Professor Alan Dobson).
Please visit the Politics website: Postgraduate research
Transatlantic relations: Ethnic conflict; Anglo-US relations and US Foreign Policy; International Relations; Politics of the South and Diplomacy; European Politics: Parties, Regionalism, Democratisation and EU policy-making; Transnational Organised Crime; Political philosophy; history of political thought; Politics of Gender and Sexuality; The UN and Peacekeeping
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
Current studentship vacancies can be found on: PhD Studentships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Cameron Ross
- +44 (0)1382 385064