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Programmes of study

King’s is a global centre for excellence for the study of politics and international relations with the largest concentration of lecturers, post-graduate researchers and taught programmes devoted to this field in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

We offer an extremely wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across specific areas of interest from international politics to terrorism, from global affairs to environmental policies.

Find out more about the area of study you’re most interested in on the list below:

European Politics

International Politics

Political Economy

Politics and Global Affairs

Politics, History, Conflict and War

Politics, Public Policy and Ethics

Politics and the Environment

Postgraduate  research programmes

Academics from across the College could potentially supervise doctoral candidates with an interest in politics and international relations. If you have a potential supervisor in mind, please contact them for an informal discussion. See the People section for potential supervisors or visit the Postgraduate Research section of the online prospectus.


Doctoral Training Centre

King’s Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-DTC) awards a number of ESRC-funded PhD studentships. The DTC runs over 75 advanced courses in methods, and basic training in qualitative and quantitative methods. Politics PhD students are most likely to be placed in theme four (Regulation, Governance and Politics), theme 14 (International Law, Violence and Global Order) and theme 15 (Military and Regional Security), but there are politics students in other KISS-DTC themes too. Visit the KISS-DTC web pages for further information.


Application procedure

For further guidance on applying to a postgraduate research programme at King's see the College's 
postgraduate research admissions pages.

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