University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

International Relations

PhD students: During the 1st year of study students will undertake a tailored programme of generic and subject-specific research and general training. At the end of this year, subject to satisfactory progress, students will be upgraded to Ph.D status. The Postgraduate Committee meets with all 1st year students in the spring to decide on this change of status. Although a recommendation to re-register as a PhD student is the norm, it is not automatic and depends upon: Satisfactory progress of research (based on supervisor's recommendation); satisfactory completion of research methods in international relations module and research proposal; satisfactory completion of the training programme.

Entry requirements

Strong performance at Master's level in relevant subject area. Overseas applicants whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (e.g. satisfactory IELTS score or TOEFL score).

Course modules

There are no compulsory modules or classes as part of the PhD programme.

Assessment methods

MPhil: 9 months of coursework and assessment followed by a 40,000-word thesis, usually completed in the last 15 months of the programme. PhD: Research will lead to the production of a thesis of up to 80,000 words.

Sponsorship information

ESRC; entrant accommodation bursary; recent graduate discount; Santander 600 scholarships; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,300 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary, School of International Relations
Telephone number: 
01334 462945