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Doctorate Area Studies degrees

15 universities in the UK offer 19 postgraduate doctorate area studies degrees.

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Politics, International Studies and Philosophy PhD

Politics, International Studies and Philosophy PhD

The School has a strong international reputation for innovative research, across a wide range of specialist research strengths. In each of these, important and pioneering work has been published by members...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)

International Relations and Globalisation PhD

International Relations and Globalisation PhD

The School has an exceptionally strong research culture with a strong reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research grants it is attracting. ...Read more
(4.1)
  • 3 years Full time degree

International Development PhD

International Development PhD

The University of Edinburgh is host to a thriving and cosmopolitan community of researchers working on global development challenges. We are home to internationally renowned academics working at the intersection...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2098 per year (UK/EU)

International Development PhD

International Development PhD

International Development Department (IDD) research students explore a wide variety of topics in international development and public management. We offer two types of research degree: MPhil and PhD. ...Read more
(3.9)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £4180 per year (UK/EU)

Politics and International Studies PhD

Politics and International Studies PhD

This course politics and international studies has maintained a strong focus on research in Irish politics and, while that continues, the research portfolio has developed to explore larger questions of...Read more
(3.3)
  • variable - to suit the learner Full time degree: £4195 per year (UK/EU)
  • 5 years Part time degree: £1490 per year (UK/EU)

Global Area Studies (History and Ideologies) PhD

Global Area Studies (History and Ideologies) PhD

A PhD within the Centre for Area Studies, History and Ideologies could focus on the following topics: identities, language-based area studies, globalisation, conflict, protest, history, politics, foreign...Read more
(4.1)
  • 3 years Full time degree
  • 5 years Part time degree

Political Science and International Studies PhD

Political Science and International Studies PhD

This PhD programme is run by the University’s Department for Political Science and International Studies. Over the last five years, 91.4% of our Political Science and International Studies postgraduates...Read more
(3.9)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4180 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2090 per year (UK/EU)

European Politics and Area Studies PhD

European Politics and Area Studies PhD

The Department of Politics and International Relations has an exceptionally strong research culture with a strong reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research...Read more
(4.1)
  • 4 years Full time degree
  • 7 years Part time degree

International Development PhD with Integrated Study

International Development PhD with Integrated Study

The PhD with Integrated Study has been developed to provide a new route to the internationally respected British PhD degree by incorporating subject knowledge, research training and the development of...Read more
(3.9)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £4110 per year (UK/EU)

Politics and International Studies PhD

Politics and International Studies PhD

This course is the highest academic award for which a student can be is programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence...Read more
(3.7)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £4165 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2115 per year (UK/EU)

International Development PhD

International Development PhD

The DPhil in International Development provides an opportunity for outstanding students to pursue in-depth multi- and interdisciplinary research, guided by leading scholars in the field, into processes...Read more
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  • 3 years Full time degree: £8460 per year (UK/EU)

Politics and International Studies PhD

Politics and International Studies PhD

The areas for PhD supervision include By research groups: International Political Economy; International Relations and Security; Comparative Politics & Democratisation; Political Theory. ...Read more
(4.1)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £4191 per year (UK/EU)
  • 7 years Part time degree: £2515 per year (UK/EU)

Postcolonial Studies PhD

Postcolonial Studies PhD

The research area includes: African literature in English and in translation, Caribbean literature, African-American and Native American literatures, Australian literature, New Zealand and South Pacific...Read more
(4.5)
  • 4 years Full time degree
  • 6 years Part time degree

Politics, Languages and International Studies PhD

Politics, Languages and International Studies PhD

During this course student are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis. The transfer from PhD is subject...Read more
(4.1)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £4400 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2200 per year (UK/EU)

Sociology, Politics and International Studies PhD

Sociology, Politics and International Studies PhD

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is an interdisciplinary scholarly environment producing leading research which is international in its focus and relevant to the changing circumstances...Read more
(3.9)
  • 4 years Full time degree: £4185 per year (UK/EU)
  • 7 years Part time degree: £2093 per year (UK/EU)

International Studies DPhil

International Studies DPhil

This course offers two different programmes of postgraduate study, each in either full-time or part-time mode. These are degrees by research which require an original contribution to the body of knowledge...Read more
(4.3)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £14280 full course fees (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £14288 full course fees (UK/EU)

Politics and International Studies PhD

Politics and International Studies PhD

The PhD programme consists of three elements. In the first year, there is a focus on training in research methods and transferable skills. Throughout the programme, there are also PhD seminars and other...Read more
(4.4)
  • 3 years Full time degree: £7626 per year (UK/EU)

International Development PhD

International Development PhD

The Department of International Development has established a vibrant PhD programme with students employing a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods from across the social sciences to research...Read more
(4.2)
  • 4 years Customised degree

Commonwealth Studies PhD

Commonwealth Studies PhD

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies has been supervising interdisciplinary doctoral degree for over half a century. The focus of research degrees has increasingly been on the social sciences, particularly...Read more
  • 4 years Full time degree: £5000 per year (UK/EU)
  • 6 years Part time degree: £2750 per year (UK/EU)
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