Good first degree in relevant subject, or directly relevant experience, preferably some experience of graduate work in the social sciences or the humanities. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.
Months of entry
***Please note - This programme is currently under review and may not recruit for 2016/17 academic year.***
Our expertise spans the discipline – from early modern political thought to contemporary international security, from post-conflict development to global financial governance, from the politics of gender to the politics of the environment.
The PhD/MPhil programme allows students to explore an area of academic interest in substantial detail. Throughout this time your supervisor(s) will guide you through the process of clarifying and completing your doctoral thesis. In addition, during the first year a range of subject-specific research training modules are available to support you through the exploratory phase.
esearch in the department takes place within four clusters:
- Political Philosophy;
- Comparative Politics and Public Policy;
- Political Economy;
- Conflict Security and Development.
Information for international students
York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.
Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 323561