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Diplomacy and International Governance PhD

Diplomacy and International Governance PhD

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Full time | Loughborough University London | 3 years | JUL-23

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Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Diplomatic Studies Government / Parliamentary Studies

Course type


Course Summary


Research is at the heart of the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance. If you are interested in addressing complex, international issues and developing your professional research skills, then pursuing a PhD in the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance could be for you.

Academics from the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance offer research expertise and experience in a wide range of subject areas. They are extremely well-networked with professionals outside of academia in their respective fields.

In some cases, the Institute can provide joint supervisory arrangements with colleagues from other Loughborough University London institutes and from research teams based at Loughborough University’s East Midlands campus, for example the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Our aim is to create a vibrant, enthusiastic and forward thinking community, where world-leading academics and talented students work closely together to research world-leading solutions to problems of diplomacy and international governance.

The Institute currently supervises PhDs in the fields of UK immigration policy and governance; public policy regarding radicalisation and extremism in the UK; the europeanisation of Northern Ireland and political identity in the time of Brexit; narratives and myths of contemporary Polish foreign policy; public and cultural diplomacy with regards to women as agents of change in Ukraine; and experimental governance in times of crisis (Brexit, Covid-19 and the climate).

Your development

Studying for a PhD is a significant but incredibly rewarding investment for your career and for your future.

By undertaking a PhD with the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance, you will have the opportunity to work with top researchers and industry leaders, and gain first-hand experience of real-life problem solving.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a master's qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject and a good honours degree in a relevant discipline (minimum 2:1). In exceptional cases, substantial professional work experience/ qualifications may also be taken into consideration.