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.
As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.
page on the Newcastle University website for more details!
A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent, in politics or a related subject. To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Recipient: Newcastle University
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