Postgraduate Opportunities at the School of Politics and International Studies

School of Politics and International Studies

University of Leeds

The School of Politics and International Studies is ranked in the top 20 for Politics in the UK (The Guardian Good University Guide 2018) and top 40 in the world for development studies (QS World Rankings 2017). Our department unites an international community of both staff and students, and is one of the largest of its kind in the UK with over forty academics.

Masters degrees

We offer a range of Masters programmes in the following areas:

Global Development
• MA Global Development
• MA Global Development (Africa)
• MA Global Development (Education)
• MA Global Development (Gender)
• MA Global Development (International Political Economy)

International Relations and Security
• MA International Relations
• MA International Relations and Politics of the Middle East
• MA Conflict, Development and Security
• MA Security, Terrorism and Insurgency

Politics
• MA Politics
• MA Politics (political theory pathway)

Research Opportunities

We welcome PhD candidates wishing to conduct their research in the following areas:

• Global Development and Justice
• International Relations and Security
• Politics

Funding and scholarships

The School offers a range of scholarships for both UK/EU and international students.
See our full list of Masters scholarships
See our full list of postgraduate research scholarships

Funding information

Funding applies to:
Open to applicants from a range of countries

Contacts and how to apply

Administrative contact and how to apply:

To apply for one of our postgraduate programmes, apply directly on our website.

Masters degree application deadline
All taught courses begin in September. There are no deadlines for making an application for a place, although it is advisable to apply before the end of July.

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Postgraduate research degree application deadline
There is no closing date for applications; however as the application process can take some time, involving careful consideration of the research proposal by two suitable supervisors, followed by an interview by telephone or in person before final acceptance, you are advised to submit a full PhD application well before the month in which you wish to start.

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