The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology


BECAS CHILE Doctoral Fellowships

Bienvenido al departamento de Ciencia Política de la Universidad de Newcastle!

We are seeking to sponsor high quality candidates for BECAS CHILE doctoral fellowships. We offer prospective candidates a competitive OECD departmental ranking, world-leading researchers with extensive supervisory experience, and a pluralist research ethos.

We have diverse research strengths including political theory, global justice, environmental politics, electoral politics, political participation, social media and politics, qualitative and quantitative methods, gender and politics, security studies, international political economy, and international relations. Our empirical expertise encompasses Europe, the UK, Latin America, Africa, Russia and the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and North America.

Our supervisors are research active, publishing in top-ranked internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals and scholarly presses. Our researchers edit leading scholarly journals including Politics, Environmental Politics, Representation, and European Security, as well as several book series with academic publishers. Our researchers also secure grants from funding agencies including the Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, and the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 scheme.  

Newcastle has all the amenities of a large city in Europe without the associated high cost of living. A three hour train ride from London, 90 minutes to Edinburgh, and an hour by plane to Amsterdam, Dublin, or Paris via its international airport, Newcastle offers an historic city centre, vibrant arts and heritage events, excellent nightlife, scenic countryside, and fantastic beaches that are easily accessible through the Metro public transit system.

We benefit from our diversity with a large number of nationalities represented across our staff and PhD research community. All PhD students in Politics are provided with a free laptop, shared office space, an annual travel/conference budget, plus an ongoing programme of training and professional development throughout their candidacy.

Newcastle University also offers English language support, including pre-sessional courses before you start your degree for those not yet able to meet minimum IELTS requirements.

Politics at Newcastle has a weekly seminar series that brings leading figures in the field to Newcastle. It also benefits from three active research clusters: Governance and Political Institutions, International Politics, and Political Philosophy. Each cluster hosts workshops, organises conferences, and pursues collaborative projects.

If you are attracted by our commitment to provide PhD candidates with the skills, expertise, training, supervision, and dynamic environment that will allow them to achieve their research goals, you are encouraged to contact the Director of PhD Research for Politics, Dr Kyle Grayson for further discussion.

More details of staff research interests in Politics are available to help you to determine who might be a good supervisory fit for your proposed BECAS CHILE funded project.

Further information on our PhD programme can be found here.