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Politics PhD, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

As a result our Department welcomes applications for PhDs utilising this data for British or comparative projects.

Additional programme information

The School of Social Sciences is now based in a brand new purpose-built building which allows 24/7 access.

There is shared workspace available for research students within the Discipline Area and also a dedicated area in the atrium with computer terminals

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, The University of Manchester is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of Manchester 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
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • PhD Research Design
  • PhD Seminars

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • MINIMUM UK Master degree (or overseas equivalent) with a coursework/examination average of 60% or more AND a dissertation mark of 60% or more in a relevant subject with no mark below 50%.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A MINIMUM REQUIREMENT AND IN SOME CASES THE SUPERVISORY TEAM MAY REQUEST HIGHER MARKS OR DEGREE CLASSIFICATION DEPENDING ON INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT.
  • Having an expert supervisor is extremely important for success in Research degree programmes and part of the application process is that we seek suitable supervision. We cannot provide supervision across all areas and we are therefore sometimes unable to offer admission to excellent applicants. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4195 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4195 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
PhD (part-time)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £2,098 
  • International students (per annum): £8,500

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Research programme funding - 2013/2014 entry

The following funding is available for PhD study;

  • School PhD Teaching Studentships
  • NWDTC (ESRC) Studentships
  • Economics Discipline Area Studentships
  • President's Doctoral Scholarships
  • Overseas Research Scholar Awards(ORSA)
  • Alumni Fund for PhD Award (Social Cohesion, Regenerative Medicine, Science & Society, Cancer 2015, World Poverty & Carbon Reduction)
  • School Teaching Assistant (TA) Scheme

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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