Politics at Newcastle has an exciting future building on a strong research tradition within three broad areas: governance and political organisations; international politics; and political philosophy.
We have almost 20 years’ experience of postgraduate teaching and research-active staff, who are keen to supervise PhD students in most areas of politics, so you can be assured of joining a community dedicated to developing your skills and understanding. The quality of our teaching was recognised by the National Student Satisfaction Survey (NSS) 2011, with 90 per cent of students satisfied or very satisfied. Many of our graduates have gone on to successful careers in academia, government, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and the media.
Our unique suite of MA programmes provides a wide range of module choices. This provides you with the scope to study subjects that are not readily available at other universities, and enables you to choose a programme that covers the topics you are most interested in. Our distinctive programmes include International Politics (Critical Geopolitics), International Politics (Global Justice and Ethics) and World Politics and Popular Culture.
Staff conduct research, and offer PhD supervision, in all major fields including: international and global politics; British and European politics; political systems in every continent; public policy; political philosophy. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, the majority of our research was recognised as ‘world leading’, ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘internationally recognised’.
Our breadth of expertise facilitates a vibrant and varied postgraduate research community, which is also truly international. We have a convivial study environment that is fostered and developed by our postgraduate students.
Through the Politics Postgraduate Society, our students have an integral role in attending, organising and participating in a variety of study events and social activities. These include professional development workshops, round-table discussions and conferences, as well as student seminars, a weekly film night and a wide range of social events.
There is a range of ESRC and AHRC funding opportunities which can be found on the University’s funding database when they become available.