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University of East Anglia UEA: Politics

Institution University of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
Telephone 01603 591709
Study type Research


RESEARCH DEGREES - We specialise in three broad areas: politics and public policy; critical global politics; and cultural politics, communication and media. We welcome applications for MPhil and PhD research degrees as well as Masters' by Research. For our research degree opportunities visit:

STAFF RESEARCH INTERESTS - We have more than 30 members of staff, all of whom actively engage with research. We take an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approach in our work, linking theory to practice, to create a distinctive programme of research. This has given us a strong international reputation for research in a wide variety of areas, including: international relations; international relations theory; international security; terrorism; human rights; religion; the US; Britain; the EU; Japan; Africa; the mass media; the new media; political communications; popular culture; identity politics; public administration and public policy; political theory; and political rhetoric.

If you are interested in applying for a research degree, please feel free to contact academic staff directly. For details see:

Our students produce ground-breaking research across the fields of politics, culture and media, international relations, political theory, and public policy. You will be supervised by a team of at least two faculty members.

RESEARCH EVENTS FOR PhD STUDENTS - As a research student you'll become a member of a vibrant academic community. Three thematic research groups meet regularly for staff and postgraduate researchers. They discuss work-in-progress, funding and engagement activities and organise research workshops. You'll also meet visiting speakers and have the chance to be involved in our national and international conferences. You’ll certainly be part of our regular research seminars at which you’ll present work and receive advice on various aspects of researching, writing and submitting a PhD thesis. Formal research training and broader professional training sessions are organised by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate School

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University of East Anglia

Join UEA and you’ll belong to a world class university, consistently ranked in the top 25 of all UK universities (Complete University Guide 2021). You’ll also be part of a thriving community located in one of the best places to live in the UK, Norwich (The Sunday Times 2020). So whether you’re looking to broaden your career choices or develop your passion, discover how you can go further at UEA.

As well as being home to a vibrant campus community, the teaching and research at UEA is deservedly well renowned. UEA is also a world-leading …

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