Entry requirements

Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Centre for European Governance is a university-recognised research centre and a Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence. We currently host a Jean Monnet chair in Political Economy of the European Union. The Centre has a collaborative and research-led approach to studying European Governance and is internationally renowned for interdisciplinary research and postgraduate specialised training. We have a portfolio of research funded by the ESRC, the ERC and other national and international funding bodies.

The Centre 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. It has facilities for the supervision of MPhil and PhD Degrees by thesis, and applications from suitably qualified students are welcomed. Depending on skills and qualifications, our doctoral students are also involved in applied projects. 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.

In the last three years, our doctoral students received Centre’s financial support for their fieldwork and training in addition to the support provided by the department.

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

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the writing component and all other sections no less than 6.0.


Overall score 100 with minimum scores of 25 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

65 with no less than 58 in all communicative skills.

Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency

Overall score 185 with a minimum score of 176 in the writing component and all other sections no less than 169.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400 (full-time) £2,200 (part-time)
International students
£16,400 (full-time)

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

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