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Politics, Languages & International Studies MPhil and PhD

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Profile Description

Overview

As a PhD student in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies at the University of Bath you will benefit from working in one of the top rated departments in the country. Experts from our department are publishing regularly in the most highly ranked international journals and we have consistently achieved top results in official Research Assessment Exercises (RAE).

Our academic expertise and research activities are organised into three broad Research Clusters:

  • Conflict, Security & International Order
  • Governance, Citizenship & Policy
  • Memory, History & Identity

The European Commission awarded the University of Bath the status of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Studies in the first round of awards in 1997. The Centre is one of only a dozen or so in the UK.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university.
  • When considering applications, we also take the following into account: extended and responsible experience in a relevant field in commerce, or industry, or in teaching, or in a government establishment, together with authorship of papers or other work of an acceptable academic standard, e.g. published translation.

English Language requirements

Certificates must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study.

  • IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components)
  • TOEFL 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in TWE or 92 (internet-based test) with not less than 21 Writing, Listening 21, Reading 22 and Speaking 23.

If you wish to improve your English proficiency before commencing your studies, pre-sessional language training can be arranged through the English Language Centre. (See: http://www.bath.ac.uk/elc/ )

Funding

Our Graduate School offers a number of competitive bursaries. (See: http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/research-programmes/funding)

How to apply

Applications must be made through the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School. (See: http://www.bath.ac.uk/hss/graduate-school/how-to-apply/research-programmes/)

Funding Notes

This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further information.

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