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
- competing discourses of national identity
- 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:
- cultural political economy
We also assess the processes and depiction of political struggles, such as:
- armed conflict
- everyday life
- political organising and identity formation
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
- the role of civil society
- The politics of difference
- Popular culture and political communication
- Political participation and elections
- Political ideologies and political thought
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DisciplinesPolitical Science View 40 other PhDs in Political Science in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent, in politics or a related subject.
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU - Part time: £2,175
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