Postgraduate Research Programmes

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations

Program Description

Postgraduate Research Programmes

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations

The School has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. The School’s vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline. The breadth of expertise within the School enables us to provide research supervision on a very wide range of topics across Politics and International Relations.

Research students can specialise in one of the following four areas:

  • Comparative Politics, MA-R, MPhil, PhD
  • International Conflict Analysis MA, MPhil, PhD
  • International Relations, MA-R, MPhil, PhD
  • Political and Social Thought, MA-R, MPhil, PhD

MA-R

The MA-R is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme. Candidates research and write a thesis of a maximum of 40,000 words under the supervision of one or two academic staff. The formal requirement to obtain the qualification is that the thesis must show the candidate is able to conduct an independent study, to understand its relationship to a wider field of knowledge, and to organise and present the thesis in an appropriate manner.

MPhil

The MPhil is a two-year full-time or three-year part-time programme. Candidates research and write a thesis of a maximum of 56,000 words under the supervision of two academic staff. The formal requirement to obtain the qualification is that the thesis must show the ability to conduct an original investigation, to test ideas, and to understand the relationship between the theme of the thesis and the wider field of knowledge of which it forms a part.

PhD

The PhD is a three-year full-time or five-year part-time programme. Candidates research and write a thesis of a maximum of 100,000 words under the supervision of two academic staff. The formal requirement to obtain the qualification is that the thesis must be an original contribution to knowledge or understanding of the field under investigation and be of such scholarly merit as to justify publication.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Sept. 2016
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2 - 3 years
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United Kingdom Canterbury, England
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