Research course

European Politics

University of Exeter · Politics

Entry requirements

Please contact the School for details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Centre for European Governance is a university-recognised research centre and a Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence. The Centre has a collaborative and research-led approach to studying European Governance. It provides advanced specialist training and doctoral-level supervision in the areas of EU politics and public policy, risk and regulation, public opinion, constitutional politics, political theory and the political economy of European integration. In the last few years we worked with the World Bank, the European Commission, the OECD, the Dutch and Swiss governments in the field of regulation.

Our research led teaching is organised in clusters of faculty with specialisms in; Comparative Political Behaviour & Institutions; International Studies; Political Theory and Public Policy

In addition to the clusters, there are also a number of University and School research centres. Currently there are;

· Centre for Elections, Media and Participation (CEMaP)

· Centre for European Governance

· Centre of Advanced International Studies

· Centre for Political Thought

· Centre for Rural Policy Research

Department specialisms

Our research interests fall into five clusters of interest: Comparative Political Behaviour & Institutions; Public Policy; International Studies; Political Theory

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Admissions
+44(0) 1392 724490