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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school

Taught Masters

We offer a broad range of taught masters programmes across areas including Global Health, International Development, International Relations, Politics, Policy Studies, Science & Technology, Social Anthropology, and Social Welfare.

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Research masters

The MSc by Research is a flexible one-year full-time degree which combines hands-on training in social research skills, with the opportunity to start work on an individual project. In many cases this project will form the basis of a subsequent PhD.

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PhD Programmes

This degree is based on a minimum of three years' full-time study and independent research. In the first year, students combine a programme of research training with preliminary work on their thesis topic. The research training follows the requirements of the MSc by Research.

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Distance Learning

Our Online Learning programmes can be studied from anywhere in the world and offer an innovative learning environment where students develop critical understanding to engage with the political, economic, social, and cultural challenges facing society today.

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Fees and Funding

Here you will find information on, and links to, numerous funding opportunities available to candidates with an offer of admission to one of our many postgraduate degrees.

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How to Apply

Applications for our graduate programmes are made on-line via the University's EUCLID system. There is an "Apply online" link at the top of each programme page

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Studying at the Graduate School

One of the questions that applicants most frequently ask is "Is there a current student I can talk to that can tell me a bit about what to expect". While we are happy to put you in touch with students we also thought it might be a good idea to create a section of this site that directly addresses those concerns.

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