Political and Social Thought - MA, PhD

University of Kent - School of Politics and International Relations

The breadth of expertise within the School of Politics and International Relations enables us to provide research supervision on a very wide range of topics across the area of Political and Social Thought.

Current projects of students studying in this area include: Europe's New Violence: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Externalisation, Federalism as a Discursive System, Federalism as a Discursive System, A Critique of Post-Industrial Subjectivity.

About the School of Politics and International Relations

The School has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. The School's vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline.

Our research programmes provide a combination of formal research training and individual supervision within a supportive environment, with regular interaction between staff and students. For example, the School runs a weekly Graduate Research Training Seminar, where students are encouraged to present their work and receive feedback from peers and staff. Students enjoy regular meetings with a supervisor and supervisory team, and are also given opportunities to collaborate with other members of staff through the staff research seminar and the activities of the Centre for Critical Thought.

Students are encouraged to participate in the annual postgraduate research conference, during which various staff members discuss the work of research students, and outside speakers offer plenary lectures.  Research students will also be able to benefit from the skills training offered by the University's Graduate School.

National ratings

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Politics and International Relations was ranked 15th for research power and in the top 20 in the UK for research impact.

An impressive 96% of our research was judged to be of international quality and the School's environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of research of international excellence.

Duration: MA one year full-time, two years part-time; PhD three to four years full-time, five to six years part-time

SeNSS, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FNADESRC0002

and

Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarships – GTA Scheme

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FNADVICECH02

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South East England