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Politics

Newcastle University

36 months
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18000 GBP/year
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About

At the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, we conduct research and offer PhD and MPhil supervision in all major fields of Politics at the Newcastle University , including: international and global politics, governance and political organisations, and political theory.

Overview

We can offer you excellent supervision for your Politics PhD or MPhil at the Newcastle University, in a vibrant and supportive research environment.

We have a Politics Postgraduate Society, which organises:

  • the 'New Voices' seminar series, with both internal and external presenters
  • Round table discussions on topical issues
  • professional development workshops led by politics staff
  • You are encouraged to attend conferences to present papers, partial funding for this is available from the School.

Our main research themes are:

The politics of difference

We examine the issues thrown up by the social and political differences of humanity from a variety of perspectives including: analytical and continental political philosophy; comparative politics and international politics; post-colonialism. Our work includes research on:

  • multiculturalism and issues of identity
  • inequality and social justice
  • disability
  • competing discourses of national identity
  • ethnic-nationalism
  • political violence
  • socio-political exclusion and discrimination
  • global norms and cultural difference
  • free speech - toleration and recognition

Popular culture and political communication

Our research addresses various key issues including:

  • representation
  • aesthetics
  • identity
  • cultural political economy
  • memory
  • control

We also assess the processes and depiction of political struggles, such as:

  • armed conflict
  • everyday life
  • political organising and identity formation
  • elections

Political participation and elections

We examine the differing forms of political participation that link society to the political systems of the world. We look at both the formal electoral process and non-electoral politics (social movements, protest groups etc). Our research on the emergence of virtual political participation means that some of our work intersects with popular culture and political communication. We investigate:

  • citizen involvement and (dis)engagement
  • social capital
  • non-participation
  • the role of civil society

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The politics of difference
  • Popular culture and political communication
  • Political participation and elections
  • Political ideologies and political thought

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent, in politics or a related subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.

EU - Part time: £2,175

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
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