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Politics and International Relations (Research)

Cardiff University
Program overview
3-5 Years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
Start dates
Cardiff
01 October 2020

Cardiff
04 January 2021

Cardiff
01 April 2021

Cardiff
01 July 2021

Program description

Politics and International Relations (Research)

We pride ourselves on creating an engaging environment for postgraduate study with highly motivated academic supervision.

We offer supervision and/or research projects in the following areas:

  • Comparative Politics, Policy and Governance
  • Public Policy
  • Wales, Territorial and Devolutionary Politics
  • European Politics and Area Studies
  • Political and International Theory
  • Critical Global Politics
  • Gender and International Relations
  • International Law and International Relations.
  • The Cold War
  • Security Studies
  • Critical Military Studies
  • Intelligence and Security
  • Nuclear Politics
  • Digital Technologies, Internet Governance and Cyber-Security
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Development and Post colonialism.

The School has an exceptionally strong research culture with a strong reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research grants it is attracting. We are home to the Wales Governance Centre and to the European Governance, Identity and Public Policy Research Unit, attracting visiting scholars from all over Europe and the world.

We are at the cutting-edge of our field, delivering unique, interdisciplinary research projects.

The combination of established researchers with international reputations and young scholars has meant that we have been able to develop a dynamic and forward-looking research ethos. Many of the materials we use for our courses are written by academics and teaching staff within the department.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Politics or International Relations (2:1 or equivalent) or overseas equivalent in a relevant subject.

We will consider all individual applicants on their specific merits. If you do not have the standard qualifications for the course, you may still apply. Your application will be considered if you have the following;

  • Masters’ degree in Politics or International Relations (or equivalent) with an average mark of at least 65%.
  • Applicants with appropriate professional experience.

Interviews (via Skype/Phone or in person) may be conducted to identify and assess the academic merit of prospective students.

English language requirements

Those whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 7.0 in IELTS (with no less than 6.5 in the Writing element and no less than 5.5 in Listening, Speaking and Reading).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Skills developed

Our students will acquire a broad mix of generic research skills, transferable skills and subject-specific skills. By ‘generic’ research skills, we signify the skills that are essential for undertaking any type of research project: mastering information technology, for example, or improving writing styles. Transferable skills are those which improve employability in the broader labour market: these can range from mastery of a foreign language to good communication skills. Discipline-specific skills are more squarely focussed upon the academic discipline you are studying.

Career opportunities

Careers include teaching, universities, civil service/ Foreign Office, European Commission, journalism, business, politics, and NGOs.

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


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CF10 3AT Cardiff

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