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School of Politics and International Studies - Research Degrees
As a postgraduate researcher in the School of Politics and International Studies, you’ll join a thriving academic research community organised around six core areas of expertise with a shared focus on the Politics of Global Challenges – the political lens through which key global challenges are created, understood and mediated.
You’ll be immersed in a supportive, motivated and challenging interdisciplinary research environment where you’ll be inspired to pursue your interests, achieve your career aspirations, and contribute meaningfully to research agendas that aim to effect change and shape the future of global society.
Find out more about the postgraduate research degrees we offer:
Researching with us
Whether you intend to pursue a career in academia or apply your expertise in another professional context, researching with us will help you to achieve your goals. You’ll benefit from a range of formal training and development opportunities that will prepare you for your chosen career path, supported by our dedicated staff and dynamic community of established postgraduate researchers.
"world-leading" or "internationally excellent"
Submitted research – REF 2021
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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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