Months of entry
January, October, April
- PhD in International Relations
- MPhil in International Relations
We welcome enquiries from students wishing to undertake research in any areas of faculty interest. International relations faculty at Sussex also provide interdisciplinary doctoral supervision in subject areas such as contemporary European studies, development studies, and science and technology policy
All research students are required to complete an appropriate programme of research methods training. This may involve enrolling on the MSc in Social Research Methods – a stand-alone Masters degree – before proceeding to a PhD. This is known as a 1+3 degree.
Students who have already completed a programme of research methods training can apply for the basic, three-year doctoral degree leading to a PhD.Coursework and supervision
Whether you start the three-year PhD or the 1+3 MSc/PhD course, you are normally required to complete some research methods training modules and possibly some specialist thematic modules drawn from the MA courses.
Normally, you are allocated two academic supervisors with whom you work for the duration of your research course. These are allocated according to their regional and thematic expertise, to provide a complementary ‘match’ with your research.Recent thesis titles
Deriving a normal country: Italian capitalism and the political economy of financial derivatives
Economic dependency and the political economy of post-neoliberalism in Argentina
The politics of extraterritoriality: a historical sociology of public international law
The Ottomans in Europe: uneven and combined development and Eurocentrism
For further information, visit the webpage below.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Services
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