Research Degrees

The Department of Political and Cultural Studies offers MA by Research, MPhil and PhD research degrees.  It is part of the Wales ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales and is accredited for training in politics and international relations and language based area studies.  It is eligible to hold full ESRC studentships for research in international language based area studies.

Our research degrees require you to conduct original research on a specific topic:

  • A PhD (100,000 word thesis; 3 years full-time - 6 years part-time)
  • An MPhil (60,000 word thesis; 2 years full-time - 4 years part-time)
  • An MA by Research (40,000 word thesis; 1 year full-time - 2 years part-time)

Our research students are supervised by leading international scholars and have access to skills and training programmes at College and Institutional levels. Research proposals are invited on a wide range of topics connected with the research specialisms and supervisory interests of our staff. 

Political & Cultural Studies Research Expertise 2013

Have a look at our staff pages to see a list of recently completed theses, and check out the supervision areas covered by our academic members of staff.

For further information about research degrees, please contact Prof. Roland Axtmann.