The active research base in the School ensures that Politics staff are involved in current debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues in this exciting area. Each research student is supported by a programme of research training and by our staff.
Opportunities for research are available across a range of topics in social and political sciences. Current students’ research projects include:
young people and politics
EU nuclear energy policy
the politics of food
the 1984/85 miners’ strikes
fossil fuel infrastructure security in the Niger Delta
Labour Party leadership
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Graduates of the research programme have the opportunity to take positions as researchers or academics in institutes of higher education. Others may choose to use the experience for personal development and go on to careers in related sectors.
MPhil: First or upper second class honours degree or Master’s degree.
PhD: A Master’s degree with a research component.
Sedes y fechas disponibles
- Part Time
How You Study
Research students can enrol for MPhil or PhD awards. These degrees are normally undertaken wholly by thesis and can be carried out either on a full-time or a part-time basis.
The School aims to provide considerable support to enable students to become independent researchers. Students are required to follow a structured pattern of activity during which their progress can be monitored and encouraged. Students are allocated two supervisors and the emphasis is on providing whatever training is required. Where appropriate, additional supervisors may be provided. Students are asked to contribute to the department's research seminar series, are able to apply for funding to attend conferences, and are encouraged to publish their work wherever appropriate. Students may also have the opportunity to contribute to teaching, subject to the necessary training.
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will meet with their academic supervisors at least once a month for full-time students, and every two months for part-time students.
Home/EU - £2,204
(including Alumni Scholarship 20% reduction) - £1,763
International - £7,050
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction) - £6,050
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) - £710
Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only) - £2,037