International Relations MPhil, PhD

Research ( full-time, part-time)

Cambridge

January 2018, April 2018, September 2018

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MPhil: 1-3 years (full-time), 2-4 years (part-time).

PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years (full-time), 3-6 years (Part-time).

PhD: 2-5 years (full-time), 3-6 years (part-time).


This course is located in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Find out more about our research.

Overview

Explore international relations in theory and practice: our PhD programme will support you in discovering and creating new knowledge about global politics and international relations.

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Full description

Supervision and support

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Our permanent supervisory staff members are recognised as international experts in their fields, and have produced influential books, journal articles and edited collections, and won funding for a number of prestigious research projects. Our International Relations expertise includes:

Ian Shields OBE: security and strategy, military ethics; air and space power; the media; civil-military relations. Former RAF commanding officer and Vulcan bomber pilot, member of the UK's Chief of the Defence Staff's Strategic Forum.

Carina O'Reilly: European security and organised crime, and local policing and local governance. Freelance defence and security analyst, formerly editor and analyst at Jane's, global country risk analyst for Cambridge International Research on Current Affairs.

Dr Anna Markovska: transitional countries; serious crime; corruption; drug abuse.

Colleen Moore: the treatment of victims in the criminal justice system; violence, sexual violence and exploitation; 'Justice'; identities and judgement; conflict resolution; terrorism, cultures of war.

Dr Samantha Lundrigan: criminological profiling systems; profiling serial offenders, criminological research methods.

Professor Bronwen Walter: Emerita Professor of Irish Diaspora Studies.

Dr Jon Davis: Russian history; the Cold War.

Dr Richard Carr: British politics and government.

Bill Tupman (Research Fellow): available to supervise on policing, organized crime and terrorism.

Where you'll research

Your department and faculty

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences is an academic community of nearly 800 students and teaching staff. Our students are supported by leading practitioners, so you'll always have access to the latest theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as invaluable career advice. Subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences lead to work in many roles you might not have considered, maybe as a politician, chief executive – or even an inventor.

We organise many activities to help our students prepare for their future, like work placements, study abroad opportunities, talks by acclaimed guest speakers, and research conferences.

We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub of creative and cultural innovation whose groundbreaking research has real social impact.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Specialist facilities

You’ll receive access to the University of Cambridge Library, our own campus library and other local archives.

Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year)

£4,195

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year, part time)

£2,098

International students, 2017/18 (per year)

£11,900

Writing up, 2017/18 (full-time)

£1,350

Writing up, 2017/18 (part-time)

£850

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (per year)

£4,195

UK & EU students, 2018/19 (Part-time, per year)

£2,098

International students, 2018/19 (per year)

£12,600

2018/2019 fees will be set at the level recommended by RCUK. This will be announced in the early part of 2018. As a guideline RCUK uplift their fee support each year in line with the GDP inflator.

Bench fees

The UK, EU & International 2018/19 Bench fees will range between £1000 to £7000.

PhD by Published Work

Initial registration: £1100
Full registration: £3500

Writing up fees 2018-19

Full-time: £1400
Part-time: £1000

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Funding

For advice on funding and scholarships please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers. Where available, the ARU jobs search lists research positions/scholarships.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

ARU research

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Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.

Careers

We’ll provide you with many opportunities for career development and training, in areas like writing up a paper for publication, placing an academic article, giving a conference paper, the doctoral writing style, updates on research methods and literature searches, internet training, editing skills for doctoral research, subsequent monograph publication and working with agents and publishers. You might also be able to take on teaching responsibilities within the department, or organise research events.

In conjunction with the University’s research support, you can request specific support for writing-up, conference papers, general research methods and other research skills if you need it.

Contact details

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If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities in this area, please email alsspgr-recruitment@anglia.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

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MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

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