European Studies Research




Part Time, Full Time

General entry advice

The normal entry requirement for the MPhil/PhD programme is:

  • a Master's degree with merit (or international equivalent)
  • and a 2.1 honours degree at the bachelor's level (or overseas equivalent)
It is not essential to have taken courses in this field at postgraduate level but we advise students to consider taking our MA or a similar course elsewhere before undertaking research.

Extensive practical experience in a relevant field (diplomatic, journalistic, humanitarian, economic or developmental) may be taken into account when evaluating an application, but a convincing research proposal is essential to being admitted.


For EU/international students (where eligible) there is additional country-specific information within our international students section
Maughan Library