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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-22, 01-JAN-23, 01-APR-23

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Conduct research at the cutting edge of the discipline working alongside a team of specialist academic advisers and renowned experts qualified to supervise research topics such as: Iranian politics and foreign policy, international security, NATO, Italian foreign policy, European integration, global environmental politics, trade politics, development politics and political economy. It is a very exciting time to be researching within politics and the group's research covers a range of themes.

You will work on an advanced research project with a supervisory team of academic experts under the Director of Studies.You will develop your professional and research skills as well as your research in a range of contexts, as very much a part of the school’s research culture as we seek to engage with policy-makers and the public.

Our themed research groups are: Health, Vulnerability and Inclusion; Environment, Harm and Culture; and, Global Instability and Society. Find out more about our research themes.

This full time or part time doctoral programme is suitable for people who have a particular research question or topic in mind, and wish to explore this through independent study in order to produce an original contribution to the subject. If you aspire to a research career this is the most appropriate research degree to undertake.

You will be guided by a small supervisory team of academic experts under the direction of a Director of Studies. You will be expected to fully engage with skills development and training and to present your research in a range of scholarly contexts.

Your PhD will be assessed via submission of either a written thesis (up to 80,000 words), or one that combines critical writing with artistic, creative and/or professional practice, and a viva voce (an oral examination).

Tuition fees

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£ 13,645per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    103 49%

    66th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    53rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%

    55th

    6

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