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Politics and International Studies (PhD)

University of Warwick

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Warwick

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Gain the unique opportunity to undertake a research project one of the UK's largest Politics and International Studies departments.

Course Overview

PAIS has a vibrant PhD community, and our doctoral research have a very broad range of research interest. The programme is structured around achieving distinct milestones centred on your progress. In your first year, you will be required to attend the PAIS first-year training module PO961: Doctoral Thesis Writing in Politics and International Studies.

As you progress through the course, you are also expected to attend a series of tailored two-day workshops in year one, two, and three of the programme. Additional research training and personal and professional development are available through the department, the Graduate School, IT Services, and the Careers & Skills Office.

PAIS has a keen interest in fostering networking between doctoral researchers of all stages as well as between PhD students and staff, and we therefore hold regular social events.

Research Themes

Areas for PhD supervision

By research groups:

International Political Economy; International Relations and Security; Comparative Politics & Democratisation; Political Theory.

By theme:

Development; Gender; Performance and Politics; Cyber Security; Intelligence; Food Security; Justice; US/EU/UK Foreign Policy; East Asia; Europe; Democratisation; Political Spaces; Environmental Policy; North-South Relations; Ethics; International Finance; Global Governance; Migration; Terrorism and Counter-terrorism.

Teaching and Learning

  • PO961: Doctoral Thesis Writing in Politics and International Studies
  • Advanced Training Workshops

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,720per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Warwick

  • University League Table

    10th

  • Campus address

    University of Warwick, Coventry, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

Students come to Warwick from approximately 150 countries.
Many scholarships available for overseas students.
On and off-campus accommodation options available.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 84 1

    9th out of 105 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    160 77%

    15th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    9th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    138 64%

    26th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    7th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    28th

    11

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