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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Southampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    30-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The degree of PhD is awarded to students who complete a programme of research, present the findings in a thesis and defend it successfully in an oral examination. The object of such research is to examine a single area or problem in depth, under the supervision of an experienced member of staff, as a training programme in advanced research. It is expected that you will also acquire a rounded, overall knowledge of aspects of political science related to your proposed topic and undergo training in a variety of research methods. Teaching opportunities on our undergraduate programmes may also be available.

We are always willing to discuss research proposals with applicants and to give guidance on their scope and focus. We have no dominant or preferred approach and can offer supervision using a range of approaches: quantitative, qualitative and critical theory. We encourage applications in those areas of strength identified above and where we have particular expertise. Our scholars are active across our five C2G2 research themes and many are internationally acclaimed in their respective specialism. Within these areas, we pursue and supervise research across political science, political philosophy, comparative politics, public policy, global politics, international political economy and international relations. Our research interests in these areas cover a wide range of topics.

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£ 17,592per year

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    136 62%

    33rd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    63rd

    8

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