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Comparative Politics, Policy and Governance

Cardiff University

36 months
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About

Comparative Politics, Policy and Governance degree from Cardiff University, is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Politics and International Relations research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

Overview

The School has an exceptionally strong research culture with a strong reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research grants it is attracting. 

We are home to the Wales Governance Centre and to the European Governance, Identity and Public Policy Research Unit, attracting visiting scholars from all over Europe and the world. Comparative Politics, Policy and Governance degree is offered at Cardiff University.

Distinctive features

  • We play a leading role in Language-based Area Studies, and are involved in Politics & International Relations, within the Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
  • All research students are entitled to call upon a personal allocation of funds which may be spent on legitimate research related activities.
  • Our Research in Progress seminar series provides students with the opportunity to present papers in a non-intimidating environment. The series is designed to be preparatory to presenting papers at conferences, and also plays a vital role in the dissemination of subject-specific skills.
  • We encourage our PhD students to gain teaching experience, however applicants are asked to note that the allocation of teaching is dependent on which modules are running at an Undergraduate or Postgraduate level and may not be available to everyone.

Programme Structure

Range of research topics, include:

  • Africa
  • American Politics
  • British Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Devolution
  • Distributive Justice
  • Electoral Politics
  • Environmental Politics
  • EU & European Integration
  • French Politics
  • German Politics
  • Globalisation
  • Governance
  • Human Rights
  • Italian Politics
  • Multiculturalism
  • Nationalism
  • Political Economy
  • Political Parties & Party Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Social Movements
  • Territorial Politics
  • Welsh Politics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no official closing dates. We ask that completed applications are submitted for consideration at least 3 months before your requested start date.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Please include a:

  • detailed research proposal of about 5,000 words. Read our guidance on how to write a research proposal.
  • title
  • introduction
  • clear statement of research problem and research questions
  • review of key literature
  • proposed methodology
  • proposed contribution (why your research is valuable and to whom)

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees status is determined during the processing of applications, so we are unable to confirm this in advance or advise on fees status decisions.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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