University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Local Government Studies

The MPhil and PhD degrees are taken by research with a coursework element. The university is particularly interested in receiving applications on the modernisation agenda, changing patterns of local governance, the impact of public policy changes, democracy, public participation and community involvement.

Entry requirements

Applicants for degrees by research should have at least a good Honours degree or equivalent academic qualification. The normal policy is to register PhD applicants for an MPhil, and transfer them to PhD if their work is of an acceptable standard.

Sponsorship information

INLOGOV offers occasional teaching assistantships for those enrolled on a full-time research degree; these provide bursaries to cover living costs, payment of the fee and the opportunity to gain additional income through a limited amount of tutorial work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,840 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,840 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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