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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Postgraduate study- Politics and International Relations

For some students their undergraduate degree is only the start of their higher education experience. After graduating at the end of your third year you may decide to go on to postgraduate study.

If you choose to study at Southampton, you’ll work with internationally respected academics and experience world-leading research as it happens.

The Division of Politics & International Relations is part of Social Sciences at the University of Southampton, one of the UK's top 10 research universities. The Division was founded in October 1963, although politics had been taught in Southampton as part of a general social science degree since 1945.

Studying Politics

Taught degrees

List of taught degrees

How to apply

To apply for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme.
Find out more about how to apply for a postgraduate taught degree
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Studying Politics

Research degrees

We offer MPhil/PhD programmes in many areas of politics and international relations. Our Centre for Citizenship, Globalization and Governance (C2G2) is active across our five research themes.

Application process

To apply, please complete the online application form linked below;

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After you graduate

Postgraduate study at the University of Southampton will enable you to push the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field and make a real contribution to your subject.
We will provide you with an extensive support network, both during and after your time at the university. By the time you graduate you will have all the knowledge and resources you need for your next step, whether you choose a new career or further study.
When the time comes to move on after your postgraduate studies, you will become part of our global alumni community, with more than 170,000 members in 147 countries. As a member of this extensive network, you will be offered a series of benefits, services and events.

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