University of Birmingham
Local Government Studies
The MPhil and PhD degrees are taken by research with a coursework element. Applications to study for research degrees on either a full- or part-time basis are welcomed. 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.
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.
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.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Distance learning||£ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Distance learning||£ 6,840 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005