The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Postgraduate Politics

Postgraduate Study for Politics

Politics at Newcastle is an internationally recognised centre for postgraduate research and teaching.

We have more than 20 full-time academic staff whose work covers most areas of the discipline. We have been running successful postgraduate programmes for many years.

Our vibrant research environment attracts people from very diverse backgrounds, ensuring you are part of an international community of scholars. We currently have almost 100 postgraduates including more than 60 MA students, and more than 30 PhD and MPhil students.

We offer eight MA programmes which can be studied full-time (one year) or part-time (two years). Our MA programmes offer students an excellent choice of modules and provide research-led teaching of the highest quality.

We also offer supervision for research degrees (PhD and MPhil) in an innovative and supportive research environment. More information on staff research interests can be found here.

We provide high-quality facilities for all of our postgraduate students including a dedicated postgraduate computer room and a postgraduate common room.

We have a student-run Politics Postgraduate Society, which brings together MA and research students to organise academic and social events. Postgraduates play a vital role in the academic life of our department.

As part of the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, we are also able to provide the benefits of an inter-disciplinary research environment for students working on topics that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Please see our Politics Postgraduate Study brochure (PDF: 3.17MB).

Our guide to postgraduate study in politics at Newcastle.