PhD Politics

The Department of Politics at the University of Surrey is a thriving space for cutting-edge research and advanced training in a wide range of political areas relating to European politics, government and opposition, security and conflict. Our students have the opportunity to work closely with their supervisors and other members of the academic community, in an active research environment.

Key course information

Entry requirements
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Start date
October 2024
4 years
UK fees
Overseas fees

Why choose this

  • Our department has two well-established research centres bringing together our students, members of staff and visiting researchers:
  • The Department of Politics is particularly interested in promoting a lively and active community between doctoral students and members of staff, and we hold regular social events. Here at Surrey, you’ll join a cosmopolitan, multilingual and multicultural community of students and scholars. We consider doctoral students to be junior academics or researchers, and an integral part of the Department.
  • We belong to TECHNE, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded doctoral training partnership, which provides access to comprehensive academic and professional training programmes, as well as the possibility of funding for your studies.
  • The University of Surrey is 33rd in the UK rankings for overall research quality by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Eighty-three per cent of the research submitted by the Department of Politics is now rated as being world-leading or of internationally excellent quality, with 100% of our impact case studies being considered by REF as having outstanding and very considerable impact in terms of their reach and significance.
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