Research course

Comparative Politics (Brussels)

Institution
University of Kent · School of Politics and International Relations
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. For this PhD programme, a Master’s degree in a relevant subject is preferable.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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.

We pride ourselves on our global outlook, which is reflected in the wide range of international partnerships. We are the only politics and international relations school in the country with a postgraduate centre in Brussels, which allows students on some of our programmes to follow part, or their entire, programme in Brussels. Agreements with partner institutions in France, Germany, Poland and Russia enable us to offer Double Award versions of the MAs in European and Global Governance, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies, leading to the award of two Master’s degrees.

Department specialisms

Research areas: Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC) Centre for Federal Studies (CFS) Global Europe Centre (GEC) Centre for Critical Thought (CCT)

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please refer to the University's postgraduate funding pages at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

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

Course contact details

Name
Brussels School of International Studies
Email
ukbapplications@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+32 (0) 2641 1723