24 months
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17250 GBP/year
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About

A Politics and International Relations programme at Swansea University enables you to pursue a substantial project led by your own passions and interests.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia, or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.

You submit a thesis of up to 100,000 words for PhD assessment and 60,000 words for MPhil assessment, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

Our dynamic research environment is driven by committed staff who are all active researchers with a diverse range of interests and expertise.

We have a wide spread of relevant research expertise which can be divided into the following categories: the empirical study of politics, international relations and development studies, and the history of political thought, political philosophy and political theory.

Programme Aims

This Politics and International Relations programme at Swansea University will provide students with: 

  • The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  • Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Programme Structure

Specific subjects of politics and international relations expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • International security and strategic studies
  • International politics of space
  • Transitional justice and international crimes
  • Governance and international development, including aid policy and practice
  • Human rights and international development
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Democratic theory
  • Devolution
  • Comparative elections
  • Public sector reform
  • European integration and European Union politics and policy

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK students: £ 2,250
  • International students: £ 8,600

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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