Research course

Politics and International Relations

University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business

Entry requirements

A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Conduct research at the cutting edge of the discipline working alongside a team of specialist academic advisers within the politics and international relations group. It is a very exciting time to be researching politics and international relations and the group's research covers a wide range of themes. This may involve qualitative and quantitative methodology. To discover more about our research interests, see our research group and staff pages.

Our staff include renowned experts qualified to supervise research in topics such as: the politics and international relations of the Middle East, Iranian politics and foreign policy, international security, NATO, Italian foreign policy, European integration, global governance, global environmental politics, trade politics, electoral politics, democracy and democratisation, political behaviour, African development, development politics and political economy.

Information for international students

Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent, see our English language requirements. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ResM
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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