University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Social, Historical and Literary Studies

Research in history, politics and social studies takes place under the umbrella of the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth. We are particularly proud of our well-developed research culture and strong commitment to scholarship and publication, and our research was rated 'top in the UK' according to the Research Power Index compiled by the prestigious journal Research Fortnight. Based in a grade II listed building of historic significance, at the heart of the Central University campus, we offer excellent higher degree supervision by internationally recognised academic staff in all of our subject areas.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. English literature requires English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5. Other subject areas require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

History

History at the University of Portsmouth is a distinctive field in which the comprehension of the past, and an awareness of the processes of social change, combine to create a stronger understanding of our present. Research areas include:
War, revolution and religious persecution
Gender/Women's History
Leisure activity
Political use of heritage

Sociology

Sociology's long-standing interest in the complexity of social life and the multiple respects in which social institutions, structures, and processes influence conduct makes it vital for understanding the pressing issues of our times.
Research areas include:
Classical and contemporary social thought
Consumption and the environment
Food and drink
Emotions, happiness and wellbeing
Culture, class, taste and aesthetics
Gender and sexuality
Race, ethnicity, citizenship, and nationalism
Globalization, inequality and protest movements
Sociology of economic life, work and employment
The cultural economy of sport
Violence, war, militarism, and the body

Politics and International Relations

We are interested in politics and international relations at different levels of government and governance:
United Kingdom and the European Union
Other world regions (e.g. post-Soviet Space, US)

We study the contestation of political issues by:
International and regional integration organisations
States, political parties, societal actors and networks

We explore themes including:
Globalisation, risk, terrorism, foreign and security policy
Migration and citizenship
Political leadership

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

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