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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

European Studies

Course type


Course Summary


We offer research supervision for PhD dissertations on a variety of areas within European & International Studies. Specialisations include European and national identities; Europeanisation; European and national political thought; EU foreign and security policy; democratization and state-building; party politics; modern social theory; contemporary European and world history; globalisation; migration; social movements; the politics of culture; lobbying and legislative decision-making; energy policy and EU-Asia relations.

Course study environment

Every research student is assigned a primary and secondary supervisor. Their progress is monitored through regular meetings of a review panel. European & International Studies mounts regular research seminars and occasional conferences with invited outside speakers. In addition, the European & International Studies Research Students' Workshop allows research students to report on their work in progress and receive feedback from staff members and fellow students.

Postgraduate training

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities runs a compulsory research training course for all new PhD students. Additional research training, where necessary, is agreed between the students and supervisors.

Different course options

Full time | Strand Campus | 2 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A Master's degree with Merit and a 2.1 honours degree at the bachelor's level. It is not essential to have taken courses in this field at postgraduate level but we advise students to consider taking our MA or a similar course elsewhere before undertaking research.