Durham University

Durham University

Politics

Research areas include: American politics; British party politics; British political history; central Asian studies; China's international relations; economic development in the Middle East; the European Union; German politics; history of political thought; international development; international organisation; international relations of East Asia; international relations theory and methodology; Islamic studies; Middle East politics; modern Iranian studies; north African studies; political culture; regional security issues; religion and politics.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the MPhil and MA include an Honours degree 2.1 or 1st at Honours level or equivalent; entry requirements for the PhD include a Master's degree in an appropriate subject or its equivalent; English language requirements include an IELTS total of 7.0 (with no component within that score lower than 6.5) OR TOEFL 102 (with no component within that score lower than 25).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by submission of a 100,000-word thesis and an oral examination.

Sponsorship information

Durham Doctoral Studentships; North East Doctoral Training Centre Studentships (ESRC)for Politics and International Relations and Language Based Area Studies.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,900 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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