Politics and International Relations
The department boasts a dynamic research environment with a committed staff all of whom are research-active. Academic members of staff have a very considerable range of research interests on which we offer supervision for research degrees. Staff expertise in the empirical study of politics lies in the analysis of comparative political institutions; comparative elections; political parties; public sector reform; comparative liberal politics; UK politics; territorial politics; devolution; centre-regional/local relations; public policy; communism and post-communism; democratization; multi-level governance; European integration and European Union politics and policy; genocide; UN and international drugs policy. The department also has expertise in international security and strategic studies; the international politics of space; gender, childhood and child soldiers; North- and South East Asia; West Africa; transitional justice and international crimes; post-war reconstruction; multi-nationals and corporate social responsibility; governance and international development, including aid policy and practice; the role of civil society organisations in development contexts; human rights and international development; history of military thought and military culture; European diplomatic history.
MPhil: Applicants should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in a related subject. PhD: Students should hold a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, and you should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master�s degree in a related subject. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 6,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 6,450 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Singleton Park, Swansea||Swansea||SA2 8PP||Wales|
College of Arts and Humanities Admissions Office