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Structured PhD in Politics

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences:Structured PhD in Politics

Structured PhD in Politics
4 Years  Full- Time


The Structured PhD in Politics is a four year, full-time programme designed to provide students with the training they need to become professional political scientists. It combines advanced training in the methods of political science research with specialised training in at least one disciplinary subfield and the completion of an original thesis.

The taught component of the programme is largely concentrated in the first year of study. Requirements include core modules in Research Methods, Comparative Politics and Contemporary Political Theory, as well as specialised modules tailored to your disciplinary interests and needs as a developing researcher. Students may exit the programme after the taught component with a Graduate Diploma in Politics or (after completing a dissertation) with a Masters in Politics.

Following the taught component, students will complete a substantial and original piece of research, under the supervision of one or more faculty members. The Department of Politics and Public Administration is particularly eager to welcome students who wish to conduct research in areas in which the Department has research strengths.

Dr.Maura Adshead
Department of Politics & Public Administration
Tel:353 (0)61 213429



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