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International Relations, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The units at King’s College London that are participating in the joint PhD are the Brazil Institute and the departments of War Studies and Political Economy.  At USP, the departments affiliated to IRI are Law, History, Economics and Political Science.

Overview

For the PhD student starting at King’s, access to IRI at USP offers a wealth of courses, expertise.  Areas covered include regional economic integration in South America; South Atlantic security issues; and global environmental challenges from a Brazilian perspective. For the PhD starting at USP, our specialists in War Studies, Political Economy, Geography and the Brazil Institute can offer expertise in areas that may not be covered at IRI. We believe that institutionalizing the flow of students between our universities could lead to exciting opportunities for collaborative research. 

The programme began at King’s College London in September 2015. Our first students on this programme will begin their studies at USP is August, 2016.

King's Students will be expected to spend a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 months at USP, pursuing studies outlined in their research proposal.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, King's College London (KCL) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. King's College London (KCL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      Expected to be MPhil two years FT, three years PT. PhD three years FT, four-six years PT.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

To give you an idea, staff research interests in the Brazil Institute include the following:

  • Professor Anthony Pereira: Comparative politics; democracy and authoritarianism; political regimes and regime change; military rule; social movements; citizenship and human rights; new institutions of accountability in Brazilian public security; Brazil's political, economic, and social transformation in the 20th and early 21st century.
  • Dr Jeffrey Garmany: Brazil in the twenty-first century; the geographies of religion and their connection to governance and globalisation; emergent forms of civil association relative to state-based rule; the relationships between drugs, violence, and death in contemporary urban space; governance in favelas; globalisation; the environment.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Masters degree is usually required.
  • In exceptional circumstances only, an undergraduate degree with 1st Class or high 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) will be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19850 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

For information about fees and funding please visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/index.aspx

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