Swansea University

Swansea University

Politics and International Relations

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Assessment methods

PhD: a thesis of no more than 100,000 words; MPhil: a thesis of no more than 60,000 words and an oral examination of the thesis (viva).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

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College of Arts and Humanities Admissions Office
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01792 295190