The department welcomes research in all the major sub-fields of political science. This Political Science programme from University College London (UCL) includes international relations, political economy, public policy and management, legal and political theory, comparative politics, and data analysis.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Political science is a discipline with fast moving frontiers and a wide range of increasingly sophisticated methodological approaches. To make our students competitive on the job market, our programme therefore offers one of the most comprehensive and integrated training sequences in the UK.
PhD students are an integral part of the department's research community through participation in departmental research seminars, research clusters, joint teaching, and co-authoring. All students have a three-person supervisory team providing a breadth of inputs from different sub-disciplines and methodological approaches.
Our research students have entered a wide range of careers including leading academic positions, international organisations, private sector, third sector, and government.
Extensive training in a wide range of methods at advanced levels give students the necessary skill sets to pursue careers at senior levels in and outside of academia.
Based in London, the programme offers unique networking opportunities to policymakers, academics, and practitioners in the corporate and third sector.
- British politics
- Comparative politics and government
- EU politics and public policy
- Human rights
- International relations
- Political economy
- Public policy
- Political theory
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesInternational Relations Public Policy Political Science View 43 other PhDs in Public Policy in United Kingdom
- The minimum academic requirements are an upper second-class Honours degree (or equivalent) and merit (or equivalent) in a recognised Master’s degree programme and a minimum 65% mark on the Master’s degree dissertation. At least one of the three has to be a first class/distinction (or equivalent).
- Students applying for the 1+3 without a Master’s degree will need to have a first-class Honours degree (or equivalent).
International22900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The department offers fully funded 4-year scholarships together with AHRC and ESRC Scholarships.
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