Research course


University of Liverpool · School of Politics and Communication Studies

Entry requirements

Students considering registering for a research degree (Masters by Research, MPhil/PhD) are asked to produce a 1,000 word research proposal and send it to our Director of Postgraduate Research, Professor Jonathan Tonge (E: This will then be circulated to potential supervisors. At the same time, students should submit their application online, ensuring that they include all required documentation. Candidates wishing to be considered for registration onto one of our higher degrees should possess a good Honours degree (2:1 or equivalent).

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

We can offer you a highly supportive research community in which to pursue your MPhil or PhD research degree. You'll be assigned a supervisor who's an expert in your area of study and there'll be plenty of opportunity to present your work to staff and fellow students.

Subject Overview

We are able to supervise postgraduate research in most fields of political studies, IR, European Integration and Europeanisation

  • European Union Politics
  • International Relations
  • American Politics
  • British Politics
  • Immigration politics
  • Caribbean Politics
  • Irish Politics
  • Latin American Politics
  • Electoral Studies
  • Politics of Eastern and Central Europe
  • Nationalism and Ethnicity
  • Public Policy
  • Politics of Mediterranean and the Middle East

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-84 months


part time
24-72 months
full time
12-48 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927