The School of Politics and International Relations has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. The School's vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline. The School is unique in offering programmes in both Canterbury and Brussels, the home of European politics.
Our research programmes provide a combination of formal research training and individual supervision within a supportive environment, with regular interaction between staff and students. The School runs a weekly Graduate Research Training Seminar, where students are encouraged to present their work and receive feedback from peers and staff.
Students enjoy regular meetings with a supervisor and supervisory team, and are also given opportunities to collaborate with other members of staff through the staff research seminar and the activities of the School's research centres. Students are encouraged to participate in the annual postgraduate research conference, during which various staff members discuss the work of research students, and outside speakers offer plenary lectures. Research students will also be able to benefit from the skills training offered by the University's Graduate School.
Research students can study at our Canterbury campus or at our postgraduate centre in Brussels. At Canterbury you can have the option to study an MA by Research or PhD, whereas at Brussels the research programmes are offered at PhD level.
Further details about our Postgraduate Research programmes are available here.
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.