Research course


University of Liverpool · School of Politics and Communication Studies

Entry requirements

For full entry requirement details, please see the course page on the University website.

Months of entry


Course content

As a vibrant and international department, our we offer PhD supervision for British Politics, Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory.

Staff expertise specifically covers among others the politics of security and terrorism, gender and sexuality, health, environment, parties and elections, peace and conflict, refugees and migration, international organisations, anti-slavery and human trafficking, anti-colonialism and race, development, rhetoric and communication, media, ethics, populism and nationalism, identity and citizenship, political ideologies, inequality and minorities, secularism and multiculturalism, democratization and sovereignty, public policy and policy learning/transfer, media and public opinion, international political economy, devolution and local government and global governance.

Staff research covers most areas of the globe, ranging from China, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, to Africa, the Caucasus, and Balkans. Closer to home, we also have expertise in local studies focused on Scouse identity, Liverpool, and Merseyside.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PG Recruitment