University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Politics and International Relations

This programme explores the theory, practice and ethics of politics and governance; it covers a broad area of expertise, from local policy to global governance, political theory to empirical studies, constructivism to rational choice approaches. Much of the work focuses on the exciting challenges posed by new institutional settings: devolution, European integration, and multilateral cooperation; empirical research is complemented by strong political theory, analysing issues of justice, rights and legitimacy in European and international relations and challenges of governance in environmental, security, migration, health and finance policy.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a good overall performance at Master's level, with particular focus on the dissertation; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,550 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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