A Masters degree in international relations although those with a Masters degree in a closely related discipline may also be admitted. In exceptional circumstances, candidates with other backgrounds may be considered. Applicants must submit a research proposal of two to three pages indicating the nature, ambitions and primary questions of the project.
Months of entry
January, September, May
- PhD in International Relations
- MPhil in International Relations
We aspire to challenge the boundaries of the International Relations discipline and make the world a better place.
You’ll benefit from our strong international networks. We’ve undertaken consultancy and commissioned work in a range of fields including:
- human rights
- development studies
Join our expert faculty and lively community of doctoral researchers – you’ll be exposed to ideas at the cutting edge of the discipline. Our policy and public impact work is world leading.
For further information, visit the webpage below.
Information for international students
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in each section.
English Language Support
Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.
Additional information for international students
We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our PhD degrees.
Visas and Immigration
Fees and funding
Please visit our website for latest fees information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/2017/global-studies/international-relations-phd
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Postgraduate Masters Loan
MPhil students might be eligible for a Postgraduate Masters Loan. This is not available for students registering for a PhD.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Global Studies
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