Political Science and International Studies by Distance Learning, Ph.D. | Online | University of Birmingham | United Kingdom
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About

This Political Science and International Studies by Distance Learning PhD programme from University of Birmingham offers the opportunity to pursue original research under the guidance of an academic supervisor in a more convenient manner for those unable to live and work on campus on a regular basis.

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Overview

The Political Science and International Studies by Distance Learning PhD programme from University of Birmingham key facts:

Distance learning does present challenges and applicants need to have a high capacity to work independently and in a disciplined fashion to pursue their research goals. 

However, supervisory teams are there to support students in acquiring the skills and knowledge to complete a thesis. In addition, you will be able to participate in an active research environment through a range of online and hybrid events.

Distance learning students are usually expected to attend one-week visit to the University (it is possible to request an exemption due to extenuating circumstances such as work commitments of caring responsibilities, for example). 

This visit will take place at the start of your studies during the College’s induction week (which usually takes place in the last week of September). This is a fantastic opportunity to attend a range of training sessions and networking events and meet your peers and supervisory team in person. The College of Social Sciences will make a generous contribution to your accommodation and travel. Your School will write to you to confirm the arrangements of your visit once you have confirmed your offer. Distance Learning students are not required to attend the University for the remainder of their studies but are welcome to visit at their own expense.

POLSIS is part of the School of Government, one of the leading UK and international centres for governance, politics, international development, and public management. As one of the largest Schools of Government, in the United Kingdom, it is home to more than 80 full-time academic staff, more than 1,200 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, and more than 70 doctoral researchers.

Career opportunities:

If I gain a postgraduate research degree in this area, what are my career prospects?

Graduates of the Political Science and International Studies by Distance Learning programme from University of Birmingham develop transferable skills that are useful in many occupations. These include familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large and diverse quantities of information; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; judging and evaluating complex information; and making reasoned arguments, both orally, in tutorials and presentations, and in written work. 

There are many careers where a political science and international studies degree is useful and past graduates have entered areas including commercial management, finance, administration, politics, and even the armed forces. Some of our PhD graduates also continue onto successful careers in academic research and teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Asian Politics

  • British Politics

  • European Studies

  • Gender and Feminist Theory

  • International Relations and Security Theory

  • Parties, Voters and Elections

  • Political Economy

  • Political Theory

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the distance learning PhD must provide evidence of prior research experience and/or training suitable for their intended programme of study. When they apply, they are expected to consult with their supervisor who can assess their skills, background and capacity to undertake independent study at a distance.
  • Besides formal qualifications, a key factor determining whether the Department decides to accept a candidate for either degree is the quality of his or her research proposal and its relevance to our own interests. Successful completion of a research thesis demands a high level of self-discipline, motivation and commitment to the subject of research. Great importance is placed on work experience, when relevant. Please contact the Department for more details.

Tuition Fee

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    21360 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21360 GBP per year
  • National

    4778 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4778 GBP per year
  •  £4,778 FT (Home students)
  • £21,360 FT (International Students)

Funding

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Political Science and International Studies by Distance Learning.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Sep 2024
Birmingham Marshall Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
15000 USD
Deadline
31 Aug 2024
Amberscholar Scholarship
Merit-based

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Amber Student
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
28 Feb 2025
Boustany Astronomy PhD Scholarship
Merit-based

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Boustany Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Full Support for Tuition and Costs of Living- PhD Scholarship at the University of Essex
Merit-based

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Junhua Li
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
Merit-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 GBP
Deadline
29 Jun 2024
The London Pass Education Scholarship
Merit-based

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Go City
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available

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