Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Opportunities are available to study for the degrees of MA by Research and PhD on a full or part-time basis and by distance learning.
Staff in the Politics section are engaged in a diverse range of research topics, with the primary areas of interest being: International Relations theory, political theory, US foreign policy, British political history, Latin American Politics, Social Theory and Communal Studies and comparative European politics.
Topic areas include:
Research students benefit from an extensive programme of postgraduate student and research seminars, with contributions from distinguished political scientists, philosophers and historians from outside the University.
Before applying for a research degree, applicants should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff to discuss a proposed research project.
To arrange this please contact Dr Sadiya Akram, Politics Research Degrees Coordinator.
For further information on the application process, contact the Research Degrees Office:
Tel: +44 (0)161 247 6673
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
Please complete the additional Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information document [doc link] and upload it to the Student documents section of your online application. This collects important information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.
Before you apply, we recommend that you:
We will contact you to let you know the initial outcome of your application, and invite you to attend an interview where appropriate.
Once the university is satisfied with the following, we will send you an offer letter informing you that you have been offered a place of study:
Some offers may be conditional upon achieving certain grades in your examinations, or successfully completing a particular programme. You must satisfy these conditions before we can confirm your unconditional place.