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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Our Politics PhD programme is a three-year (full-time) or six-year (part-time) course of study that enables you to carry out a piece of in-depth research in the area that most interests you. You will benefit from a global reputation, lively PhD student body, multiple research seminar series, and expertise in a diverse set of areas of politics grouped in our five research clusters. Politics is the biggest post-graduate community in our School and we welcome students from all around the world, forming a vibrant community both socially and academically. Politics at the University of Manchester is one of the top politics departments in the country, and in the top fifty; globally.

Graduate Teaching Assistants in the School of Social Sciences are considered to be valued members of the teaching team. As such, we take pride in the opportunities provided for the professional development of graduate teaching assistants. Our training includes preparation for application to the Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Our researcher development programme will enable you to become more aware of your developing researcher identity, equipping you with the skills you need during your PhD and prepare you to integrate into the researcher community.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,000per year

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    161 74%

    18th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    53rd

    5

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