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Research degrees - Fees and funding

The latest information about course tuition fees, and about how you can pay, can be found on the college’s research-degree tuition fees page.

There are a range of options for funding your research degree in the department:

1. Research Council funding

AHRC PhD Studentships

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The Department of Politics and International Relations and the Department of Philosophy participate in the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) TECHNE doctoral training partnership. Studentships are available in the fields of philosophy and political theory.

For further information, please contact Dr John Sellars. The department deadline for TECHNE applications for 2019/20 is 14 January 2019. Please consult the application guidelines for more information. 

ESRC PhD Studentships 

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The Department of Politics and International Relations participates in the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South-East Network for Social Sciences, a new Doctoral Training Partnership of ten universities. Studentships are available in the thematic area of politics.

For further information, please contact Dr Kaat Smets. The department deadline for applications for 2019/20 entry is 14 January 2019. Please consult the application guidelines for more information.

2. Royal Holloway College funding

From time to time the Department of Politics and International Relations is able to offer college-funded scholarships and fee waivers to prospective postgraduate research students.

For further information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Kaat Smets. Applicants wishing to be considered for one of the College studentships need to apply by early-April 2019.

3. International students

For information about scholarships available to international students, please visit the college’s international scholarships page. National funding agencies may also provide scholarships for postgraduate research.

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