Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15100
    Tuition (Year)
    5500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The School has a strong international reputation for innovative research, across a wide range of specialist research strengths. In each of these, important and pioneering work has been published by members of staff and major projects of research are ongoing.

About

In addition, the School is committed to the supervision of high-quality research students in all areas of politics, philosophy and international politics and to enhancing its vibrant postgraduate research culture.

PhD and MPhil graduates from our School have taken up careers in a variety of spheres. Many have gained lecturing or postdoctoral research positions at Universities and Research Institutes in the UK, Ireland, Europe and America. We also have graduates now working in local and regional government, the Electoral Commission, the media, and for international humanitarian NGOs and charities.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Queen's University Belfast (QUB) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Queen's University Belfast (QUB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Strengths

The research interests of the School and the expertise of its staff include:

  • Contemporary Irish Political History
  • Governance and Public Policy, with a particular emphasis on European Union politics, public opinion, gender studies, governance.
  • Security, Terrorism and International Relations
  • Philosophy, with a particular emphasis on metaphysics, philosophy of mind,  logic,  epistemology, moral and political philosophy
  • Political Theory, particularly green political thought, post-structuralism, democratic political theory and the politics of recognition.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

The minimum academic requirement for admission to a research degree programme is normally an Upper Second Class Honours degree from a UK or ROI HE provider, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information can be obtained by contacting the School.


Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15100 International
  • GBP 5500 EU/EEA

Funding

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