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Politics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students in the UK

We have 15 Politics PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships for Non-European Students in the UK

A PhD in Politics will enable you to conduct research that will make a unique contribution to the field of Politics. You could be researching the formation of political identities, the relationship between governments and citizens, or the role of the state and non-state actors in political change.

What's it like to study a PhD in Politics?

You'll be working on your own research project under the guidance of an expert supervisor to submit an orginal thesis by the end of your programme.

Possible research areas include:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Terrorism
  • Security
  • Political theory
  • Political identity
  • Globalisation

You may also be part of a wider department with specialist research centres.

A PhD in Politics will last for between three and four years (or eight years part time).

Entry requirements for a PhD in Politics

The minimum entry requirement for a PhD in Politics is usually an undergraduate degree and Masters in a relevant subject.

PhD in Politics funding options

Some UK PhDs in Politics have funding attached, meaning you'll automatically be awarded tuition fee coverage, a living cost stipend, and a research grant if you're accepted onto a project.

Some students will self-fund their PhD in Politics. You could self-fund by combining the UK Government's doctoral loan with additional sources of funding such as support from your university, charity or trust level (if applicable), or part-time work.

PhD in Politics careers

You can expect careers in the political sector to be very competitive, with most options requiring a PhD. You may choose to continue your research career, but many holders of a PhD in Politics go on to work in government, local and national administrations, international relations and diplomacy, forensics, and law.

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Sussex University PhD Scholarship Opportunity - School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Applications are invited from highly qualified and motivated applicants to take up a new PhD scholarship opportunity in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS) at the University of Sussex. Read more

Department of Humanities (Advert Reference: RDF24/ADSS/HUMANITIES)

These studentships are competitive. We recommend contacting the relevant Subject Leads significantly before the application deadline so they can connect you with a supervisor. Read more

The Role of Emotions in Economics and Politics

The Project. As polarisation is on the rise in a number of (especially European) countries, the role of emotions becomes central in the debate about economy and democracy. Read more
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University of Manchester PhD Studentship in Social Statistics

We are pleased to invite applications for a 3.5-year University of Manchester PhD studentship in Social Statistics. The PhD will be focused in one of the following areas. Read more

PhD at the Refugee Law Initiative

The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) is a leading academic centre in the UK concentrating on international refugee law and policy. Read more

PhD at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Undertaking doctoral research allows you to develop in-depth knowledge, while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field. Read more

Research opportunities in the Department of Politics

The Department of Politics is at the heart of current thinking, research and debate, and home to a prestigious, lively and international community. Read more
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