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Political Science and International Relations


The School of Politics and International Relations at Nottingham is one of the largest and most substantively diverse Schools of Politics and IR in the country, offering supervision across most of the discipline.

The School’s four dedicated Research Centres/Institutes provide a supportive, dynamic and intensive research environment for both MA and research students:


Applicants in Politics and International Relations interested in applying for entry October 2023 should contact Dr Scott Moser ( as soon as possible before 30 November 2022.

Please send your CV, a one-page note on your preparation and motivation to conduct research to PhD level on a topic in Politics and International Relations using social science methods, and a one-page outline of your proposed research topic. We can advise on your eligibility and the fit of your proposed research with our interests and expertise.

As this studentship is funded by the ESRC, your proposed research project must principally employ social science methods. For further guidance on disciplinary remit, see this page. If you have concerns about the ‘fit’ of your project with the ESRC remit, you may use the query form on that page.

Key Facts:
Structure of Provision: +3, +3.5, 1+3 either Full-time or Part-time
PhD Application: Apply for the PhD in Politics and International Relations, depending on your chosen area of study
Pathway Contact:

Dr Kevin Fahey