UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Areas of research include: British politics (constitutional and parliamentary reform, devolution, freedom of information and electoral participation; alternative electoral systems); comparative politics and government (Democratisation and democracy promotion; the politics of ethnicity; political campaigns and electoral behaviour; comparative urban and local politics; public opinion); EU politics and public policy (EU decision making and institutions, regulation and delegation, lobbying, constitutionalism, citizenship and democracy); human rights (human rights and non'state actors; corporate responsibility for human rights violations; theories of human rights and justice; adjudication and interpretation in international legal bodies; democracy, religion and human rights standards; trade and human rights; global poverty and human rights; militias, non'governmental organisations (NGOs) and transnational corporations); international relations (International peace and security; globalisation and global governance; international migration; international finance and the political economy of development); political economy (comparative and international political economy; distributive politics; public spending and budgeting; economics of happiness; behavioural genetics; political economy of energy and climate change); public policy (business'government relations, including EU and the USA; formal models of executive and bureaucratic politics; and public ethics); political theory (the history of modern political thought ' particularly nationalism, liberalism and republicanism; multi'culturalism, toleration and citizenship; democracy and constitutionalism within and beyond the nation state; contemporary political philosophy.)

Course Additional Entry

Evidence of graduate research experience (for example, through holding a UK Master's degree in a relevant subject); minimum upper 2nd'Class Bachelor's degree from UK university; or overseas qualification of equivalent standard. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent qualification).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
MPhil £15,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
MPhil £4,400  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
MPhil
3 years
Full Time
PhD £15,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
PhD £4,400  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
PhD