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8203F - Politics PhD

Politics PhD

Entry Year:

Start in: September 2022

Join our international research community for your PhD. You'll benefit from a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment.

Overview

Our broad range of research means you can specialise in topics including:

  • political philosophy
  • comparative institutions or behaviour
  • British politics
  • international relations

You'll receive training on how to become an independent researcher. You'll be supported by a supervisory team of at least two members of our research staff who will guide you through the research process. Your supervisors will also play a key role in helping you develop a thesis project that will open job opportunities in academia or outside of academia depending on your goals.

You will be able to take part in the Faculty Research Training Programme. This is an advanced and interdisciplinary research training and researcher development programme created by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

You'll also have the opportunity to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training. This provides a broader knowledge of different research methodologies. It equips you with the skills to carry out advanced research in your area of interest.



 

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How you'll learn

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Your development

We offer you excellent supervision for your Politics PhD in a vibrant and supportive research environment.

The PhD students form part of the Politics Postgraduate Society, which organises:

  • the 'New Voices' seminar series, with both internal and external presenters
  • roundtable discussions on topical issues
  • professional development workshops led by politics staff or experts from other universities, if needed.

You are encouraged to attend conferences to present papers, partial funding for this is available from the Geography, Politics and Sociology School.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

Through workshops and activities, it will build your transferable skills and increase your confidence.

You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Find out more about the HaSS research training programme

Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a:

  • Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits:

  • they combine research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics.
  • you’ll study alongside a cohort of other PhD students
  • they’re often interdisciplinary
  • your PhD will normally be funded

Find out more about doctoral training and partnerships

If there are currently opportunities available in your subject area you’ll find them when you search for funding in the fees and funding section on this course.

The following centres/partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area in the future:

ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership
Northern Bridge Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership

Your future

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

School of Geography Politics and Sociology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3921 
Email: Politicsadmissions@newcastle.ac.uk

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