University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Based within our Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, our research programme in politics has a well'established reputation for innovative and internationally recognised research in various areas of politics. We have a lively research environment with regular seminars and conferences and over 30 PhD students, and have been successful in securing a number of large, externally'funded research grants. Our research is concentrated on: Democracy, which focuses primarily on critical democratic theory, democratic institutions and governance; and emerging powers, which focuses on social movements, politics of energy and resources, borders and territoriality.

Course Additional Entry

You will need: a minimum classification of 2.1 in a 1st degree (or equivalent); and, preferably, a Master's degree (or Master's degree pending); and (if English is not your 1st language) appropriate English language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent). You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self'directed study and training as a researcher.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 4 years
Distance Learning