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Political Science and International Studies PhD/Mphil

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This Mphil programme is run by the University’s Department for Political Science and International Studies. The Department offers supervision leading to the research degrees of MPhil (minimum registration two years) allowing participants to complete a 40,000-word supervised thesis, and PhD (minimum registration three years) allowing participants to complete an 80,000-word thesis constituting a major piece of original research work.

We are able to supervise a wide range of topics, in line with the research interests of our teaching staff. In broad terms our research work is focused around eight research groups: Asia, Diplomatic Studies, European Politics, Political Economy, Political Theory, Security Studies, International Relations Theory and Political Sociology.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,580per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 85 7

    17th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    150 69%

    22nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    68th

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    139 70%

    26th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    37

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