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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Politics and International Studies is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

Please see the POLIS website for essential information regarding applying for funding:

General Funding Opportunities

Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

What Is My Fee Status?

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £8,589
Maintenance £14,500
Total Annual Commitment £23,089

Students wishing to undertake fieldwork will incur costs for flights, accommodation and subsistence. There are only limited sources of funding available to students to apply to for research trips. If you have any concerns about this please contact the administrator before applying, noting that research abroad is not a mandatory part of the course.

Key Information

3 years full-time

5 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Department of Politics and International Studies


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 7, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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