Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
- £16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)
A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or its overseas equivalent and/or merit in Master's, with minimum 65% mark for the Master's dissertation.
English language requirement: Advanced
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Equivalent qualifications for Algeria
A departmental studentship and partial bursaries are available from the Department of Political Science and Constitution Unit for research students applying for entry in 2015.
Several Departmental Postgraduate Teaching Assistantships are available annually for enrolled PhD students. The department has AHRC and ESRC Scholarships available for Master’s and PhD study. Further details at www.ucl.ac.uk/spp/teaching/funding
More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website
Top career destinations for this degree
- UCL, Lecturer in Human Rights, 2011,
- Stanford Centre on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2011,
- University of Glasgow, Lecturer in Politics, 2010,
- SOAS, Lecturer in Global Energy and Climate Policy, 2011,
- Clarifix, Research Analyst, 2011,
- Institute of Ismaili Studies, Research Associate, 2011,
This is one of the few PhD programmes in the UK that provides training in quantitative and qualitative research methods as an intrinsic part of the programme.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Student / staff ratios › 29 staff › 378 taught students › 37 research students
Department: Political Science
"I chose to apply for graduate study at UCL because the programme was extremely attractive, the supervisors that I was going to work with were great, and because the environment at my department fosters healthy competition and self-development."
Javier SajuriaSubject: Political Science PhD
Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now