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Comparative Politics, Policy and Governance (PhD/MPhil)

Cardiff University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 04-JAN-22, 01-APR-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

Comparative Politics, Policy and Governance is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Politics and International Relations research programmes (MPhil, PhD). The School has an exceptionally strong research culture with a strong reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research grants it is attracting. We are home to the Wales Governance Centre and to the European Governance, Identity and Public Policy Research Unit, attracting visiting scholars from all over Europe and the world.

Course structure

Research students will need to produce and submit a thesis which will be examined by an oral examination. Our students will acquire a broad mix of generic research skills, transferable skills and subject-specific skills. By ‘generic’ research skills, we signify the skills that are essential for undertaking any type of research project: mastering information technology, for example, or improving writing styles. Transferable skills are those which improve employability in the broader labour market: these can range from mastery of a foreign language to good communication skills. Discipline-specific skills are more squarely focussed upon the academic discipline you are studying. Careers include teaching, universities, civil service/ Foreign Office, European Commission, journalism, business, politics, and NGOs. Our alumni include Huw Edwards (BBC), Neil Bentley (CBI), and Leri Edwards (European Commission).

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 71 10

    37th out of 86 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    135 67%

    24th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    9th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    41st

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    134 65%

    32nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    26th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    73rd

    15

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