Taught course


University of Exeter · Politics

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent, supported by strong evidence of research potential in undergraduate work. Please see the website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes in Politics is a training programme designed to equip students with the research skills necessary to progress to a doctoral research degree, or to embark upon on a career as a political researcher. It provides generic research methods training in social science, as well as more specific research training in politics (including any chosen political specialism) and international relations.

This programme also forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social sciences research.

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 www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/admissions/applying/english

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
Please see our website for details

The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

SSIS Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0) 1392 723192