You will need: a minimum classification of 2.1 in a first degree (or equivalent); and, preferably, a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending); and (if English is not your first language) appropriate English Language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent). You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self-directed study and training as a researcher.
Months of entry
Course contentBased within our Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, our research programme in Politics has a well-established reputation for innovative and internationally recognised research in various areas of Politics. We have a lively research environment with regular seminars and conferences and over 30 PhD students, and have been successful in securing a number of large, externally-funded research grants.
Our research is concentrated on:
Democracy, which focuses primarily on critical democratic theory, democratic institutions and governance;
and Emerging Powers, which focuses on social movements, politics of energy and resources, borders and territoriality.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language skills to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 at commencement. We will then expect you to undertake courses to develop your English language competence to the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in your first year of study.
Fees and fundingPlease find details of fees and the range of funding opportunities (including studentships) available through the University on our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Research Admissions
- +44 (0)20 7911 5731