PhD Politics / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- 3 years (full-time); 6 years (part-time)
- Entry requirements
Minimum Entry Requirements:
- Bachelors (Honours) degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level or above in a cognate subject; and
- Master's degree in a cognate subject - with an overall average of 65% or above, and a minimum mark of 65% in your dissertation (or overseas equivalent) and no mark below 55%
Satisfying the minimum entry criteria does not automatically make applicants competitive for funding. Therefore, to be considered for internal or ESRC funding, you will normally need:
- Bachelors (Honours) degree (or overseas equivalent) at 2:1 level or above in a cognate subject (1 st class highly desirable); and
- Master's degree in a cognate subject - with an overall average of 70% or above, and a minimum mark of 70% in your dissertation (or overseas equivalent).
- How to apply
- Apply online
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- Join a diverse and vibrant postgraduate community of students from around the world
- Benefit from regular research seminars and events, and opportunities for professional development
- Receive support and expertise from academics working in a wide range of politics research areas
The University holds an annual PGR open day, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and programmes.
On this day, you will find out more about the School of Social Sciences, our Politics department, and our resources.
You'll also be able to meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
For more information and to book your place, see open days .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
International students (per annum): £19,000
UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
International students (per annum): £9,500
We receive money from a range of sources to help you fund your research and have a variety of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend, including school and departmental studentships and the President's Doctoral Scholar award .
Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of December for programmes starting the following September. Please ensure you check the School site for up-to-date information.
If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.
Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our funding database search tool .
If you wish to be considered for funding available via the School or Research Council (ESRC) you must submit your complete programme application by 2 December 2019.
- Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) General Scholarship
- School of Social Sciences - EPSRC DTP Studentships 2020
- School of Social Sciences (Faculty of Humanities) - Research Impact Scholarships 2020 (TO BE CONFIRMED)
- School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentships - 2020
- School of Social Sciences - North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWSSDTP/ESRC) - Studentships - 2020
- School of Social Sciences - China Scholarship Council Joint Scholarship for PhD Study 2020 (TO BE CONFIRMED)
- School of Social Sciences - Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships (2020/21)
- The John Rylands Research Institute Scholarship for Researchers from a Black British Background 2020-21
- School of Social Sciences - PhD Studentship with the Stuart Hall Foundation - September 2020
- School of Social Sciences - James Lincoln PhD Studentship - 2020
- School of Social Sciences - President's Doctoral Scholarship (PDS) 2020/2021
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