Postgraduate Research Fellowship in Political Sciences 2019, University of Glasgow, UK

University of Glasgow


July 01, 2019

Opportunity Cover Image - Postgraduate Research Fellowship in Political Sciences 2019, University of Glasgow, UK

The UK funding councils assessed two thirds of our research outputs as world-leading or internationally excellent, in the Research Assessment Framework (REF) 2014


Most research in Politics is grouped within one of four research clusters:

  • Citizens, Communication and Political Actors
  • Gender and Sexualities Forum
  • Historic and International Theory (HINT)
  • Transformation.

Along with Edinburgh and St. Andrews, we form the Politics and International Relations pathway of the Economic and Social Research Council-funded Scottish Doctoral Training Centre (S-DTC).

We have an active and engaged international community of doctoral students. We work to foster this community through an annual retreat, our research seminars and regular staff-student social events (including the annual Munro Challenge).

Topics for supervision

We offer supervision across a wide range of subjects, reflecting our strength in depth in Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory.

Comparative Politics

  • political parties, institutions and change
  • elections and voting
  • comparative constitutionalism; gender
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) politics
  • human rights
  • political communication
  • political economy
  • political psychology
  • politics and popular culture
  • environmental policy
  • welfare policy
  • expertise in the politics of China; Europe, including Scotland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Greece, the European Union; Russia
  • Latin America.

International Relations

  • international cooperation and international organisations
  • international political economy
  • international development
  • international security
  • human rights
  • gender and development
  • foreign aid
  • foreign policy analysis (particularly of the European Union, Russia and China)
  • humanitarianism
  • just war tradition
  • war: causes and origins
  • war: strategic studies
  • post-war conflict and violence
  • legitimacy and communicative ethics
  • English School
  • transnational politics (non-state actors).

Political Theory

  • contemporary Anglo-American political philosophy
  • contemporary social theory
  • German political thought
  • the history of political thought
  • human nature and politics; jurisprudence
  • liberalism and philosophical anthropology
  • freedom of speech/expression
  • ethics and international law
  • cosmopolitanism
  • moral epistemology
  • distributive justice
  • feminist theory.


  • PhD:  3 years full-time; 5 years part-time.

Final assessment involves the submission of a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words and an oral examination (viva voce).

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