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International Politics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #485 (QS) Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Founded in 1919, the Department of International Politics is the oldest department of its kind in the world. We have an international reputation for our research, known wherever the subject is studied.
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Overview

The International Politics and Relations PhD programme at Aberystwyth University is among the most successful in the world. Students undertaking PhD research are an integral part of the Department’s renowned research culture. Their considerable achievements are indicated in several prize winning theses, high quality published work, and success in the job market.

The free exchange of ideas and a plurality of approaches are the underlying values of a programme devoted to the achievement of scholarly excellence. This commitment to research excellence is supported by unparalleled departmental support and the best supervision practices in the field.

An internationally recognised group of scholars are experienced in supervising original PhD research falling into several broad areas:

  • Foreign and Defence Policy
  • European and Welsh Politics
  • International Relations Theory
  • Normative International Theory
  • Postcolonialism
  • Intelligence Studies
  • International History
  • Military History
  • Cold War History
  • Security Studies
  • Strategic Studies
  • Third World
  • Global Health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applicants wishing to be considered for all funding opportunities must submit all application materials no later than 25 January 2019.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    40 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

An internationally recognised group of scholars are experienced in supervising original PhD research falling into several broad areas:

  • Foreign and Defence Policy
  • European and Welsh Politics
  • International Relations Theory
  • Normative International Theory
  • Postcolonialism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Applicants for entry to our PhD programme are generally expected to hold a First or high Upper Second Class Honours degree from a British university (or equivalent from a non-UK university), and to have a strong performance in a relevant Masters degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Aberystwyth

  • 700 - 1300 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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