Politics Research Degrees

Staff in the Politics section are engaged in a diverse range of research topics, with the primary areas of interest being: The role of the Third Sector in the delivery of Public Services, European Energy Policy, British Political History, Latin American Politics, Social Theory and Communal Studies, The Foreign Policy of the United States.

Opportunities are available to study for the research degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD, on a full or part-time basis, either on campus or via distance learning.

Areas of supervision for research degrees include:

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 Faculty Research Degrees Administrator: adhlsspgadmissions@mmu.ac.uk - 0161 247 5412

More about research degrees and how to apply

Research degrees are available to study on-campus or through distance learning.

How to apply for a distance learning PhD

There is an extensive programme of postgraduate student seminars, and three series of departmental research seminars with contributions from distinguished political scientists, philosophers and historians from outside the University. The section hosts the very successful `Workshops in Political Theory’ and the `Alternative Futures and Popular Protest’ conferences on an annual basis.