University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

International Relations

The School of International Relations has been placed among the very best in the UK for the quality of its research, in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF assesses the significance, reach and impact of research carried out by academic staff, as well as the quality of the research environment supporting institutional research activities and postgraduate research supervision. A total of 56 UK universities were submitted to the panel. Our research is focused around three broad themes: 1. One central theme, for both the field and the School, has always been how we should understand and think about conflict, peace and security. At St Andrews, this includes research on political violence and terrorism, international security, conflict between (and within) state and non-state actors, institutional responses to conflict, post-war reconstruction, normative theories of war and peace, human rights, regional tensions, the social construction of conflict, and the political economy of peace and violence. 2. A second central theme has been how we should understand the evolving character of global and supra-national institutions. This encompasses work on formal international institutions (e.g. the UN, regional associations), on regimes (environment, non-proliferation, on ideas about and practices of global order (the rise of great powers, the possibilities of global constitutionalism and global justice), and the interface between international relations and international law. 3. A third theme is the interpenetration of civil societies and international relations, encompassing work on religion and politics, debates around trauma and memorialisation, work on the ways in which 'hidden actors' are represented and understood in international relations (e.g. children), ideas and practices revolving around human rights politics, and the politics of resistance in the global south.

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 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,760 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 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 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,760 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 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