Postgraduate Study in SPIRE

SPIRE offers a variety of Postgraduate study in Politics and International Relations, plus Philosophy, ranging from MA/MRES pathways and routes.

We also offer a range of Postgraduate research courses, including MPhil and Phd.

For further details, including how to apply and funding available, follow the link below against each pathway/route.

Our postgraduate learning and teaching is designed to let you develop specialised knowledge in your chosen field whilst gaining a solid grounding in relevant theories, approaches and research skills.

Taught courses can be completed full time (one year) or part-time (two years) and provide many opportunities for working closely with academics and fellow students in a friendly, research-oriented environment.  

Some Masters courses can be taken either as an MA (Masters of Arts) or an MRes (Masters of Research). An MA offers more subject-based study and less research training than an MRes degree. The MA is therefore more suited to students who wish to continue their studies beyond undergraduate level and to develop an in-depth understanding of a particular aspect of your chosen subject discipline.

The MRes includes a substantial research training component. It is specifically designed to provide students with the skills necessary to pursue further research after their Masters, either in a PhD or in employment where research skills are particularly important.

For further information about our courses follow the links above.  If that doesn't answer your questions, feel free to contact our academics directly about postgraduate study.

Other Postgraduate and Research courses: