Within a purpose-built space, it brings together anthropologists, archaeologists, literary scholars, linguists, political scientists, historians, sociologists and scholars of religion. Researchers collaborate within the Institute, as well as within disciplinary networks at Exeter, alongside their contributions at national and international levels. We strongly believe that the presence of a variety of disciplines, along with geographic and temporal specialisms, within one building enriches the work we produce as a collective.
Staff and postgraduate research students are affiliated to one of our research centres, where they can share their research findings, participate in seminars, lectures and research projects.
Postgraduates of the Middle East Politics programme from The University of Exeter have progressed on to a wide range of careers in the UK and internationally, helped by the reputation of the Institute. These positions span both the public and private spheres and have included academia, journalism, security and political roles.
As a postgraduate at Exeter, you will be able to take advantage of the wealth of business contacts, support and training offered by our Career Zone.
This includes our Postgraduate Researchers' Programme for research students which covers a range of topics to help you to succeed during your PhD and to act as a springboard for your research career.
MPhil/PhD students work alongside researchers within the following research centres:
- Centre for Gulf Studies
- Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies
- Centre for Kurdish Studies
- European Centre for Palestine Studies
- Centre for the Study of Islam
- Centre for Islamic Archaeology
- Centre for Middle East Politics (forthcoming)
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Most subject areas do no have specific deadlines for applications, though the majority of students start in September.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Ethnic Studies Political Science View 43 other PhDs in Political Science in United Kingdom
- Our YouTube channel provides lots of helpful advice and information from staff and students about the PhD experience at Exeter.
- For all research degrees you will normally be required to have obtained or expect to obtain a first degree equivalent to at least a UK 2:1 Honours degree. You will need at least a 2:1 or its equivalent in order to be considered by any of the main funding bodies. For some programmes we also consider evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience.
- Where an applicant has taken or is taking, more than one academic qualification that meets our entry requirements, the University reserves the right to make an offer on the most recent academic qualification.
International19000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA4596 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Exeter
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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