Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, PhD

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13945
    Tuition (Year)
    4121
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Queen's University Belfast ,
A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study.
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  • Fees and funding

About

The School has a strong international reputation for innovative research, across a wide range of specialist research strengths. In each of these, important and pioneering work has been published by members of staff and major projects of research are ongoing. In addition, the School is committed to the supervision of high-quality research students in all areas of politics, philosophy and international politics and to enhancing its vibrant postgraduate research culture.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

The research interests of the School and the expertise of its staff cover five broad areas:

  • Contemporary Irish Political History: political history, political science, political ideas, electoral studies, policy formation and administration.
  • Governance and Public Policy, with a particular emphasis on European Union politics, public opinion, gender studies, governance.
  • International Politics and Ethnic Conflict: international relations, comparative ethnic conflict, security studies, border studies, cultural studies, international political economy, terrorism.
  • Philosophy: metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of mathematics and logic, history of philosophy (ancient, medieval, modern), philosophy of history, epistemology, moral philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of religion.
  • Political Theory: political thought, utopian political theory, contemporary political philosophy, green political thought, post-structuralism, democratic political theory, the politics of recognition.

Accreditation

Special Features

    • The School has 35 full-time academics, making it, by some distance, the largest institutional centre for the study of politics, international studies and philosophy in Ireland and one of the largest in the UK.
    • In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, over 50 per cent of the School's research was judged to be 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', thus confirming the School's position as one of the leading centres in the UK for world-class research in politics, international studies and philosophy.
  • Staff in the School are involved in editing a range of leading, high profile, internationally-recognised journals and book series, including the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, the International Political Science Review, Environmental Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, and the Ashgate Rethinking Political and International Theory monograph series.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Project Type Open
  • Educational Form Academic

Programme Structure

Research Strategies

The School has a strong international reputation for innovative research, across a wide range of specialist research strengths. In each of these, important and pioneering work has been published by members of staff and major projects of research are ongoing.
In addition, the School is committed to the supervision of high-quality research students in all areas of politics, philosophy and international politics and to enhancing its vibrant postgraduate research culture.

Research Strengths

      The research interests of the School and the expertise of its staff cover five broad areas:
    • Contemporary Irish Political History: political history, political science, political ideas, electoral studies, policy formation and administration.
    • Governance and Public Policy, with a particular emphasis on European Union politics, public opinion, gender studies, governance.
    • International Politics and Ethnic Conflict: international relations, comparative ethnic conflict, security studies, cultural studies, international political economy, terrorism.
    • Philosophy: metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of mathematics and logic, history of philosophy (ancient, medieval, modern), philosophy of history, epistemology, moral philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of religion.
  • Political Theory: political thought, utopian political theory, contemporary political philosophy, green political thought, post-structuralism, democratic political theory, the politics of recognition.

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Academic Requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13945 International
  • GBP 4121 EU/EEA

Funding

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