International Relations PhD

Location: Canterbury


Our research programmes provide a combination of formal research training and individual supervision within a supportive environment, with regular interaction between staff and students. For example, the School runs a weekly Graduate Research Training Seminar, where students are encouraged to present their work and receive feedback from peers and staff. Students enjoy regular meetings with a supervisor and supervisory team, and are also given opportunities to collaborate with other members of staff through the staff research seminar and the activities of the four research centres.

Students are encouraged to participate in the annual postgraduate research conference, during which various staff members discuss the work of research students, and outside speakers offer plenary lectures.  Research students will also be able to benefit from the skills training offered by the University’s Graduate School.

The breadth of expertise within the School enables us to provide research supervision on a very wide range of topics across the area of International Relations.

Current projects of students studying in this area include:  Evolving Sino-South Korean Relations: Interplay between National Identity and Interests, NAFTA-Land Security: The Mérida Initiative, Transnational Threats, and U.S. Security Projection in Mexico, Mediation as a Preventive Diplomacy Instrument: A Comparative Study of International Mediation in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, Readdressing the relationship between political philosophy and International Organisations , The Land of Maybe: Faroese Foreign Policy Decision-Making at the European Crossroads and A Phronetic Approach to the Theory and Practice of Humanitarian Intervention.

Fees

Fees for this and other Kent Postgraduate Politics programmes can be found on the Student Finance page.

Duration

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; PhD 3 to 4 years full-time, 5 to 6 years part-time

Knowledge and understanding

Intellectual Skills

Subject-specific skills

Transferable skills

PhD Award
Full-time Study Mode
12 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent. If applying for the PhD a Master's degree in a relevant subject is preferable.

Please also see our general entry requirements at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgrad/apply/entry.html

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