University of Bath

University of Bath

Politics, Languages and International Studies

Most students are registered in the 1st instance for the degree of MPhil. Students are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis. The transfer from MPhil to PhD is subject to students passing an assessment process which normally involves submission of written work and an oral examination. The final stage of the PhD degree is the oral or viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend the thesis to a Board of Examiners.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university. When considering applications, the following is also taken into account: extended and responsible experience in a relevant field in commerce, or industry, or in teaching, or in a government establishment, together with authorship of papers or other work of an acceptable academic standard, e.g. published translation. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the 4 components); PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component. References: 2 references are required, at least 1 of these should be an academic reference.

Course modules

Academic expertise and research activities are organised into 3 broad research clusters: conflict, security and international order; governance, citizenship and policy; memory, history and identity.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 14,700 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 14,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Part-time GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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