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Postgraduate research courses in International Relations

The School of International Relations offers three research degrees:

  • MPhil, normally of two years duration. The first year comprises the taught components of an MLitt, and the second a dissertation of about 40,000 words followed by an oral examination.
  • PhD (Doctorate), normally of three years duration leading to a thesis of no more than 80,000 words and an oral examination.
  • DProf (Professional Doctorate), undertaken on a part-time basis, this degree is open to experienced professionals who are employed in any area of work, including those in emerging professions and disciplines.