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Politics and international studies Research Degrees
When studying for an MA by Research or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) within the School of Politics and International Studies, you become a key member of an impactful academic research community. You'll experience a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment which will enable you to pursue your interests and achieve your academic aspirations.
We bring together academics from across the disciplines of politics, international relations and development — with much of our work making an impact on a global scale.
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White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership
The School of Politics and International Studies is part of the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership which offers funding and training opportunities, events and the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from other White Rose universities.
Your career and development
Whether you have your sights set on an academic career, or want to apply your knowledge to a specific area within an organisation, the skills developed throughout your studies will be highly sought after. Find out where a research degree can lead you.
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