A full-time PhD degree lasts three years (part-time, five years) and involves detailed study of a topic leading to thesis of 80-100,000 words.
During this time you will benefit from a full training package offered by the Department, facilities in the College Postgraduate Centre and teaching opportunities, where appropriate, in the Department.
The Department has a wide range of expertise that covers a broad spectrum of the discipline, with particular strengths in international politics.
The University has extensive holdings in European politics and has a growing strength in transatlantic studies. It has one of the four Scottish European Documentation Centres. The department hosts two journals:
- Perspectives on European Politics and Society (Editor: Dr. Cameron Ross)
- the Journal of Transatlantic Studies (Editor: Professor Alan Dobson)
For more information about Postgraduate Research in Politics, please visit the Politics website.
You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.
English Language Requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all other components, if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.
Most students will be expected to have completed a Master's programme with an element of research training.
English Language Pre-Sessional Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional programmes which are designed to prepare you for university study, the 24 week and 10 week programmes provide additional English language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and 0.5 IELTS respectively. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.
How to Apply
To apply for a research degree, use the online system UKPASS. You may wish to visit our PhD application process webpage first for more information on what you should submit as part of your application.
You must read the information regarding how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.
- PhD in Politics
- Non-graduating research in Humanities (6 months or more)
- Non-graduating research in Humanities (less than 6 months)
Dr Edzia Carvalho
Telephone: +44 (0)1382 385153