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  Politics and International Relations

University of Reading    Department of Politics and International Relations

Full time & Part time September MRes 1 year full time, 2 years part time Award winner
Philosophy (28) Politics & Government (30)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Politics and International Relations programme at the University of Reading. Tailored for aspiring doctoral scholars, this programme equips you with the essential research skills needed for advanced study in any area of Politics and International Relations. Delve into modules covering Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, alongside Philosophical Issues in the Social Sciences, culminating in a substantial dissertation guided by expert mentors. Notably, graduates gain eligibility for prestigious ESRC studentships, setting them apart in the field. The department's renowned faculty, with expertise spanning Diplomacy, Public Administration, and Political Theory, ensures a research-led teaching approach that is both relevant and engaging. With a strong emphasis on individualised study paths and a focus on real-world applications, this programme stands out for its academic rigour and practical relevance. Join us to unlock your potential and pave the way for a successful doctoral journey in Politics and International Relations.

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The purpose of this programme is to prepare you for doctoral study, at Reading or elsewhere, in any area of Politics and International Relations. It is suitable for both graduates in Politics and/or International Relations and students with a background in other academic subjects.

You can select any modules that are offered by the Department of Politics and International Relations. You are, however, required to undertake thorough research training, delivered via three modules:

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Entry Requirements

Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (high 2.2 level or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. All of our programmes are appropriate for students from any disciplinary background, although a degree in politics, economics, international relations or a related field is preferred. Relevant work experience may also be taken into account.


New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £10,800

New international students: £22,350

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