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Politics MPhil, PhD

UK

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What will I learn?

At the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, we conduct research and offer PhD and MPhil supervision in all major fields of politics, including: international and global politics, governance and political organisations, and political theory.

We can offer you excellent supervision for your Politics PhD or MPhil, in a vibrant and supportive research environment.

We have a Politics Postgraduate Society, which organises:

the 'New Voices' seminar series, with both internal and external presenters
Round table discussions on topical issues
professional development workshops led by politics staff

You are encouraged to attend conferences to present papers, partial funding for this is available from the School.

Our main research themes are:

The politics of difference

Popular culture and political communication

Political participation and elections

Political ideologies and political thought

Global economic and environmental challenges

Democracy, the modern state and political organisations

Political economy of development

Critical geopolitics and security

Theory of international relations

Governance in Britain and wider Europe

Global justice and human rights

Political research and methods

Research skills development.

Which department am I in?

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
£18,000.00 (US$ 22,145) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For international students

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent, in politics or a related subject. English Language Requirements - IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).; TOEFL 100 overall (with a minimum of 21 in listening, 22 in reading, 23 in speaking, and 22 in writing). Pearsons 69 overall (with a minimum of 61 in all sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Newcastle University

Newcastle University offers an internationally respected qualification, and a graduate employment rate of 94 per cent.

  • Historic campus with modern facilities
  • Nine National Teaching Fellowships awarded among staff
  • Scholarships and bursaries available
  • Highest offer rate of Russell Group universities

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