Research course

Politics and International Relations

University of Nottingham · School of Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Providing general research training, this course is ideal if you are looking to pursue a PhD or a career that requires research skills.

You will submit a dissertation, undertake generic research training and have the option to take some relevant taught modules. The programme is designed to be flexible, enabling you to conduct 30-35,000-word research-based dissertation on a subject of your choice.

You can combine this work with specialist training from a wide range of options within the school and across the University, such as international relations, diplomacy, security studies, Asia-Pacific studies, British politics, European integration, comparative politics, political theory, and generic research methods training.

Politics and international relations research areas include:

  • Asia and Pacific studies
  • British politics and Brexit
  • China's governance and politics
  • Conflict, security and terrorism
  • International relations
  • Political ideologies
  • Political theory
  • Social and global justice
  • Social science research methodology

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 846 6228