Ph. D. On Campus


University of Strathclyde

36 months
15148 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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As a student in the Politics programme from the University of Strathclyde, you can study an MPhil over one year or a PhD over the course of three years.


Programme Overview

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.

Programme Structure

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15148 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15148 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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