School of Social and Political Sciences Postgraduate Programmes

Criminology - MPhil/PhD

An interdisciplinary subject, criminology draws on a range of perspectives relating to crime looking at sociology, psychology, and law, and as such provides new opportunities for scholarship and advanced research.


Gender Studies - MA

The MA Gender Studies offers the opportunity to explore ideas of gender and gain knowledge of contemporary gender issues in a global context, at an advanced level.


International Relations - MA

This degree is an interdisciplinary programme, drawing upon politics, economics, history, sociology, international law, geography and cultural studies to explore global issues such as conflict, global inequalities, sovereignty, and human rights.


International Relations - MPhil/PhD

The School of Social and Political Sciences benefits from an active research base ensuring that staff are involved in current debates and that you are made aware of relevant developments and issues.


Politics - MA

The MA Politics enables students to develop an advanced understanding of politics and policymaking across national and international settings. The course explores critical issues that drive the political process and examines the role of the state in the governance of society. It considers contemporary challenges, such as policy formulation and implementation in areas such as counter-terrorism, gender equality, and health. Together with tutors and peers, students are able to engage in important discussions about the future of representative democracy in Britain and globally.


Politics - MPhil/PhD

The active research base in the School ensures that Politics staff are involved in current debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues in this exciting area. Each research student is supported by a programme of research training and by our staff.


Social Policy - MPhil/PhD

Social Policy is concerned with the causes of social problems and what local and national governments attempt to do about them. Areas of interest at the School of Social and Political Sciences include poverty and social exclusion, homelessness policy, education, and family policy.


Social Sciences - MPhil/PhD

Postgraduate research in the School of Social and Political Sciences is informed by the expertise of its team of academics, who have long-standing links to industry, government, research organisations, and the voluntary sector.


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