University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Politics and International Relations

Research in Politics and International Relations explores the theory, practice and ethics of politics and governance. We cover a broad area of expertise, from local policy to global governance, political theory to empirical studies, constructivism to rational choice approaches. Our Politics & International Relations group has close links with cross-disciplinary and internationally recognised research centres. Major research focuses include: - sub-state and supranational dimensions of politics and public policy - the impact of devolution in the UK and elsewhere, and the constitution and governance of the European Union - international politics: changing relations, the new security agenda, transatlantic relations, political economy, migration politics and global governance - nationalism, democratic transition, civil society and institution-building - health, welfare, environment, competition, migrations and citizenship, and equal opportunities policies - political theory, especially war ethics, environmental ethics and theories of freedom

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team - Anna Drever (School of Social and Political Science)
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