Doctoral research

The department has more than eighty PhD students working on a wide variety of research topics in Political Science and International Studies.

Our PhD students are at the core of our research culture, organising their own regular research colloquium, setting research group agendas, participating in our Departmental Research Seminars, helping to organise conferences and workshops, and engaging in undergraduate teaching.

All full-time doctoral students have their own workspace and access to computers, photocopiers  and telephones. The department has research funds to support student participation in conferences. The University library is one of the best in the UK.

Research degrees offered:

The Department is able to supervise a wide range of topics, in line with the research interests of the teaching staff in Political Science and International Studies. In broad terms the research work of the department is ordered via a series of  Research Groups.

Further information on funding and applications

Contact us

Tricia Thomas - Doctoral Research Student Administration
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3497, Email: