With expert supervision, a supportive research environment, high levels of student satisfaction and high-quality research training, PSI welcomes applications from well-qualified candidates to our MPhil/PhD programmes and our Master's by Research.
All applications for our Postgraduate Degrees are handled by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate School.
PSI's four main areas of specialism are:
- Politics and Media
- International Politics
- Public Policy and Public Management
- Cultural Politics and Contemporary Political Theory
We have strong links with the Schools of Philosophy, History and Film and Television Studies, and the School of Economics and the Law School through the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy. These relationships enable us to supervise students wishing to write their theses on areas that cross disciplinary boundaries.
In addition to supervision, PSI offers support for research students including a dedicated postgraduate research seminar. This gives you the opportunity to present your research, hear feedback and receive advice on various aspects of researching, writing and submitting a PhD thesis.
As a PSI research student, you will also be invited to the School's weekly research seminar addressed by guest speakers, as well as interdisciplinary workshops and conferences.
In addition to School and Faculty studentships, PSI can provide financial support to help you join professional associations, attend conferences and undertake research fieldwork.