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As a research student you will work under a supervisor who will assist you in your research and thesis design. Principal supervisors will normally be members of the School but secondary supervisors may be drawn from other schools in the Faculty, from staff in the School of Politics and International Relations in the UK,or the Division of International Studies in Ningbo, China.
PhD students may apply to study at one of the University’s other campuses for periods of between 3-12 months. You are typically required to take a module in Research Methods and Design,and either audit or sit modules which complement your particular research interest. You are also encouraged to take courses offered by the Graduate School, and are required to attend faculty and school research seminars and the fortnightly meetings of the Early Career Research Network.
PhD : Entry requirements are at the discretion of the School but would normally be a masters degree or equivalent professional experience/prior learning. MPhil : Entry requirements are at the discretion of the School but would normally be a relevant second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience/prior learning. Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element) TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements) PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element) IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test
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