Politics Postgraduate Research

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Oct 2014 entry to full-time MPhil politics (Admission Code : POLMPH)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Oct 2014 entry to full-time MPhil politics (Admission Code : POLMP1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Oct 2014 entry to full-time PhD politics (Admission Code : POPHD1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

By choosing to do research at the School of Government and Public Policy, you’ll become part of an internationally renowned centre for research and teaching. We offer a highly supportive and inclusive research culture which is ideal for doctoral research. With over 30 full-time staff who are experts in most areas of the discipline we can offer you excellent supervision for your PhD in a cutting-edge research environment.

Doctoral students are based at the Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School. There you will join our current PhD students in an interdisciplinary community of doctoral researchers from across the humanities and social sciences. During your studies you will be enrolled in the Strathclyde’s Researcher Development Programme (RDP), which offers a range of courses, workshops, events and resources to support your personal and professional development, including training in research design and methods, and the development of employability skills. We also provide financial support to allow our students to attend conferences and additional specialist methods training as required.  

How to Apply

We encourage prospective students to contact a potential supervisor in advance of applying in order to discuss your proposed research. If you are interested in doctoral research within the European Policies Research Centre then you should visit their postgraduate mini-site. There are funding opportunities available for PhD study at the School of Government and Public Policy, including University of Strathclyde Studentships. Details of available funding can be found here.

When you submit your online application you will be required to upload a research proposal that includes research question and methodology, two references, a CV and academic transcripts. You may also need to submit proof of funding and of English language proficiency.  Please note that all documents do not have to be uploaded when the initial application is made.

If you would like further advice or information about your application or are unsure which staff members can supervise your research, please contact the director of postgraduate research, Dr Heinz Brandenburg.

Oct 2014 entry to full-time PhD politics (Admission Code : POLIRQ)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.