Postgraduate Research in PAIS
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Visiting PhD students
Writing my PhD thesis has been a life changing opportunity. I am deeply grateful to the University of Warwick for this amazing chance of pursuing a PhD in a world-class research environment. I have also discovered a tremendous postgraduate community whose support has made this journey pleasant. And I am deeply grateful to my two supervisors, whose constant support and advice have helped me navigating through the PhD from its very incipient phase.
Daniela Şerban, PhD Candidate
We were ranked 1st for research environment in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework and 1st for the student experience in the entire Russell Group of top UK departments. Globally, we rank 42nd amongst all politics and international studies departments in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2018. Nationally, we are placed 3rd in the UK by the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 for the third year running, 3rd by The Guardian University Guide 2018, and 4th by The Complete University Guide 2018. Our department attracts top postgraduate students from around the world.
PAIS PhD students conduct research on a wide variety of topics; you can view the current cohort and their working titles on the PAIS People page. The People page also contains profiles of all our research active academics, where you can search for a supervisor who shares your research interests.
Our department is home to over 100 PhD students, and many of our graduates now hold academic posts across the world. The range of expertise represented within our 50+ academics means we can supervise a wide variety of research projects, allowing you to personalise your degree according to your interests and career goals.