Research course

International Relations

University of Sussex · School of Global Studies

Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have a Masters degree and an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree in international relations or a closely-related subject area.

In exceptional circumstances, you may be considered for the degree if you have a qualification in a different subject area.

You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

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
  • security.

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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
72 months

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