We have over 30 full-time staff who can offer you great expertise and supervision in your area of research. You'll be based in our Graduate School where you'll join our current research students working across many disciplines.
Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) programme
As part of the Politics PhD programme from the University of Strathclyde, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).
This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.
It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:
- the knowledge & intellectual abilities to conduct your research
- the personal qualities to succeed in your research & chosen career
- the standards, requirements & conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
- working with others & communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences
All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
You can carry out your degree in any of our five research areas:
- Improving quality of public policymaking & governance
- Public policy & governance in times of austerity & post-austerity
- Public opinion & political behaviour
- Representational processes
- International relations & international organisations
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.
DisciplinesInternational Relations Public Policy Political Science View 40 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
We look for a first or 2:1 UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a politics-related discipline.
During the application you'll be asked for the following:
- your full contact details
- transcripts & certificates of all degrees
- proof of English language proficiency if English isn't your first language
- two references, one of which must be academic
- funding or scholarship information
- research proposal of 1,500 – 2,000 words in length, detailing the subject area & topic to be investigated
By filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University.
International14150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14150 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.
- Rest of UK - £4,407
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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