Research course

Politics and International Relations

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Master’s degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent (a good Honours degree may be considered).

Months of entry


Course content

Areas of research include: the theory and practice of citizenship; democracy, democratic participation and democratic accountability; public policy; theories of justice; migration and ethics; energy politics; the changing structures and practice of governance; international relations theory; international political economy; security studies; foreign policy; nuclear history; development; human rights; globalisation and global governance.

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Department specialisms

Two main areas of research - Citizenship and democracy; Globalisation, global governance and security studies. Specialisms within these areas include political theory; gender and equal opportunity studies; multi-culturalism and politics of recognition; feminist political theory; sovereignty and obligation.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
60-84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
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