University of Surrey

University of Surrey


Students focus on international and global politics and policy with a European emphasis, and on people and power, rather than simply on institutions; the course concentrate on citizenship and civil society, and on the role that people play in political and policy processes, how active and engaged citizens can 'make a difference' in their communities; students can conduct research in any of these research areas; however, applicants can conduct research that is in line with the research interests of staff.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree and preferably a Masters degree in a relevant discipline. Students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, are subsequently confirmed as having PhD status. English language requirements IELTS 6.5

Course modules

Key research areas include: European politics; international politics; political theory and philosophy; citizenship and policy studies; educational politics and policy.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 12,735 per Academic year (overseas fees) 33 months
PhD Part-time - 45 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

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