Good honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. An MA is normally required for PhD entry but relevant experience may be considered.
Months of entry
Course contentThe School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research into international development, international relations and political studies. We have area expertise in Africa, North America, Asia, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
This expertise informs and defines much of our research work, and has led to our school developing the single interdisciplinary area of Security, Development and Democracy.
We believe research in this area is crucial to the ongoing process of rethinking how governments respond to the human and international security challenges posed by globalisation and its consequences
Theories of Politics and Political Philosophy, Human Rights; Democratisation; British Government; European Politics; Africa; Europe; SE Asia; Developing Countries; Latin America; Comparative Politics; Local and Regional Politics, Industrial Politics, International Political Economy, Security and Conflict Resolution.
Information for international students
Large postgraduate student body including a large group of international students.
Fees and fundingUniversity scholarships, ESRC, ORS.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Office
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- +44 (0) 113 343 4400