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Research Degrees

The School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary has a vibrant PhD student community and we welcome applications in all fields of politics and international relations where can offer expert supervision. Student numbers have increased significantly in the past ten years and the school currently hosts around 40 full- and part-time MPhil and PhD students. The School has an excellent track record in research, with 45% of research ranked as world-leading or internationally-excellent in the RAE2008.

The School is part of the prestigious London Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. This centre, launched in 2011, provides generous funding for research students, as well as research training and seminar programmes. Funding is also available through the Principal’s Studentships scheme. Details on any available funding can be found here: Research studentships.

Research students benefit from expert supervision from academic staff within the School. Some students are also co-supervised by staff from other Schools within Queen Mary.

Applications are welcome in any of the specialist subject areas covered by the School – see the links below for more details on each of these subject areas:

European politics

International politics

Political theory

For more information on how to apply for a research degree click here: How to apply

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