Research course

Distance Learning in Politics and International Relations

University of Leicester · Department of Politics

Entry requirements

Applicants for the distance learning PhD in Politics and International Relations must meet the University's standard academic entry requirements and English language requirements. As part of your application you will need to submit a good quality research proposal.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our distance programmes offer a more flexible way to study for a research degree - allowing you to undertake a University of Leicester PhD wherever you are based in the world.

The distance learning PhD programme is ideal for those who are based away from Leicester or who want to combine working for a research degree with their professional and personal commitments.

As with the campus based PhD programme, you will undertake a substantial research project that is written up as a thesis of 80,000 words and defended in an oral examination (the "viva voce" examination).

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
48-84 months

Course contact details

Dept. Politics
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2714
FAX: +44 (0)116 252 5082