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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 | APR

Study mode

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. We are always keen to hear from students who want to develop their own research proposal so if you're interested in addressing complex issues involving modern diplomacy, international security, international business and trade, global communication and information management then pursuing a PhD in our Institute could be for you.

As old paradigms and models continue to expose their limitations, there has never been a greater need for a new understanding of how the international arena works.

Our research programmes have been designed to expose you to many different aspects of diplomacy and international governance. Experts from academia and industry will share their insights to guide and support your own discoveries and learning. You will work collaboratively with academic staff and each other to enrich your studies and support local organisations in search of your subject expertise and advanced academic skills.

Who should apply?

The Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance adopts an interdisciplinary approach in its research areas. Those with a passion for research and wanting to deal with national and global issues and their relevance to diplomatic practice, international security, trade and finance and communication should think about applying.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

PhD research fees (2019-20): £16,900. There may be a slight increase in the fee for 2020-21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a minimum of an upper class honours degree (2:1) or overseas equivalent in a related subject area.