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Contact us

If you have any questions about the process of applying for a PhD at IRDR please email irdr-pgr@ucl.ac.uk. Please also see the application guidance detailed above. 

If you have a specific supervisor in mind, or would like to explore possibilities for doctoral research, please feel free to contact our academic staff directly through their personal email addresses available on this website.

If you would like advice about which supervisor might be a good fit for your project, please email irdr-pgr@ucl.ac.uk

Departmental Graduate Tutor

Philip Cunliffe
Dr Philip Cunliffe
Associate Professor in International Relations

As graduate tutor at IRDR, I oversee our doctoral programme. I am a political scientist by training, with academic expertise focused on questions of sovereignty, international order, military intervention and liberal conflict management. 

In addition to overseeing the programme as a whole and organising induction for incoming PhD students I am also responsible for putting together the annual PhD Forum and Spring Academy. Our doctoral students are an integral part of our research community at IRDR, and events such as these are part of how we showcase the extensive and invaluable research that we do as a department.

If you have any questions about the PhD programme at IRDR, please feel to get in touch.