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Magna Carta Institute PhD

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

History

Course type

Research

Course Summary

About the course

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. Find out more about Research Degrees at Brunel.

We welcome research students working in the broad fields of Public Policy, Comparative Politics, Political Institutions, Governance, Elections, Political Parties, Borders, Trust & Multiculturalism.

Potential research projects

We welcome research proposals from all of the areas in which we work, both from students with a background in Politics and from those whose work is multi-disciplinary and includes reference to work in Political Science and Political Theory. Our current doctoral students are working on projects such as political party legislation in Turkey, and the impact of party funding on elections in Indonesia. We are not prescriptive in terms of potential research topics. Rather, we wish to invite proposals from any area that falls under the remit of the Institute.

Employability

PhD+ Award – An internship to work in the industry or perform a research outreach or enterprise activity.

PhD Plus is a career development scheme designed to provide an opportunity for excellent PhD students to undertake work experience and mentoring, and to facilitate their transfer into a career area of their choice. The awards are targeted at exceptional PhD students who have submitted their thesis within the expected submission date and will provide up to three months’ funded support for the period after submissions of their thesis and before the confirmation of the award. The precise number awards each year will depend on the quality of the applicants, up to a maximum 8 awards.

Careers and your future

Our recent graduates have followed a variety of paths, including academic careers, further research work on grant-funded projects and careers in politics. While studying with us, you will receive excellent research training, which will prepare you for a range of careers.

Different course options

Full time | Brunel University London | 3 years | JUL-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

JUL-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,860

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis. Research statement - As part of our application process for entry on our research degree (MPhil and PhD) programmes, we ask you to provide a 500-1,000 word research statement, excluding any references/bibliography you may include, setting out your research motivation, ideas and aspirations.