Research course

Comparative Politics

Institution
University of Kent · School of Politics and International Relations
Qualifications
MA by researchPhD

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. If applying for the PhD programme, a Master's degree in a relevant subject is preferable.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The School of Politics and International Relations is one of the most dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations.

We combine high-quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world. All lectures and seminars on postgraduate modules are informed by the latest research and scholarship, and are delivered by full-time academic staff who have internationally recognised expertise in their field. The School has grown significantly in the last few years and now has over 30 academic staff based at two locations, in Canterbury and Brussels. The School is cosmopolitan, with staff originating from eight different countries, and well over half of all postgraduate students come from outside the UK.

Students have access to an excellent library and extensive computing facilities. You also have access to online resources; inter-library loans; video library; online book renewals and reservations; laptop and netbook loan facilities; more than 1,300 study spaces/seats; more than 27,500 books and 10,500 bound periodicals catalogued under politics and international relations and related class marks plus British Government Publications and 50,000 online journals also available off-campus. The School’s resources include a European Documentation Centre, with all official publications of the EU institutions, and a specialised collection on international conflict and federal studies as well as the University’s collection of political cartoons. In addition, postgraduate research students have their own designated room with 12 computer terminals.

Information for international students

Please also check our entry requirements at http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html

Fees and funding

Please refer to the University's Postgraduate Scholarships and Loans web pages at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
60-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
information@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1227 827272