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How to Apply

We are delighted that you are considering PhD Research in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh.

For details on the full process of applying see here. though note that Politics & International Relations attaches considerable importance to:

You are strongly advised to get in touch with prospective supervisors in our programme. You can identify them here. Prospective supervisors might ask you to provide them with written work from your Master's degree (for example, your MSc dissertation, or examples of long essays), in order to get a sense of your research potential - though please note this is not required for your application. You may also contact the Director of Postgraduate Admissions (Research) ( for advice on your application.

To be considered for most funding opportunities, applications should be received no later than mid-January; earlier applications are advised.