We cover a broad area of expertise, from local policy to global governance, political theory to empirical studies, constructivism to rational choice approaches.
The group from Politics and International Relations at The University of Edinburgh has close links with cross-disciplinary and internationally recognised research centres.
Training and support
This programme includes courses in research design and methodology skills.
The Graduate School provides a suite of ESRC-recognised research training courses for social science students across the University.
We have an exciting package of flexible, web-based training courses in line with the increased emphasis on advanced training throughout the course of doctoral studies.
Programme StructureMajor research focuses include:
- sub-state and supranational dimensions of politics and public policy
- the impact of devolution in the UK and elsewhere, and the constitution and governance of the European Union
- international politics: changing relations, the new security agenda, transatlantic relations, political economy, migration politics and global governance
- nationalism, democratic transition, civil society and institution-building
- health, welfare, environment, competition, migrations and citizenship, and equal opportunities policies
- political theory, especially war ethics, environmental ethics and theories of freedom
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesInternational Relations Political Science View 34 other PhDs in International Relations in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
PhD part-time fees
- Overseas: £10,575
- Home: £2,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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