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School of Social Sciences

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PhD Politics
Examine the political landscape focusing on a research specialism of your choice.

PhD Politics / Programme details

Year of entry: 2018

Programme description

For further information on this programme please see the Politics page.

Special features

Our Department hosts the British Election Study the largest quantitative data source in politics in Britain; the Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence : an interdisciplinary forum for the promotion research and teaching on Europe; and Feminist Political Economy Network : a UK-based academic network that aims to facilitate research on and discussion of the gendered dimensions of the global political economy.

We comprise five research clusters, including Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT); Comparative public policy and institutions (CCPI); Global Political Economy ; Democracy and elections ; and Critical Global Politics . A flourishing programme of events, seminars, and research groups complements our postgraduate courses and doctoral supervision.

Additional programme information

The School of Social Sciences is now based in a brand new purpose-built building which allows 24/7 access.

There is shared workspace available for research students within the Discipline Area and also a dedicated area in the atrium with computer terminals

Teaching and learning

Programme unit list

The programme unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this programme of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
PhD Research Design POLI70081 0 Mandatory
Research Skills for PhD Students POLI70092 0 Mandatory

What our students say

See the profiles of our current cohort of PhD students .

Disability support

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