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University of Exeter: European Politics

Institution University of Exeter
Department Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Anthropology
Study type Research


  • As one of the top-ten departments in the UK, Politics at Exeter provides an ideal place to undertake a MPhil/PhD in Politics and International Relations, Security, Conflict and Human Rights, or Strategy and Security.

  • There are opportunities at both the Streatham Campus in Exeter and at the Penryn Campus near Falmouth.

  • The MA by Research in Politics has been developed to allow you to undertake a research project in an area that interests you, within a shorter timeframe than the MPhil or PhD.

  • Our seminar series and highly successful annual postgraduate conference brings together researchers from across all humanities and social sciences disciplines

  • With over thirty members of faculty engaged in world-leading research and more than ninety research students currently enrolled, we offer a challenging but friendly and supportive environment in which to pursue your own research interests.

The Centre for European Studies (CES) is part of the College of Social Sciences and international Studies and is based in Amory on Streatham Campus. It is an interdisciplinary research centre, with members in politics, sociology, geography, history, law, and the Business school. Their work covers a wide range of topics, spanning from the EU political system, its actors and institutions, policies, and governance processes, over comparative studies of European states and discourses, policies and politics in specific European states, to analysing Brexit, its impact on the EU and the UK, as well as the impact leaving the EU has on the UK on different levels.

To learn more about modules, assessment methods, facilities and our staff research expertise please visit our course page.

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