The University of Brighton welcomes applicants for a PhD in politics, one of its major academic strengths. You will work within a thriving and supportive academic environment, with membership of one or more of our specialist centres, normally the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics or the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics.
Students with interests across disciplinary boundaries can develop supervisory teams and methodologies from across the university including human geography, history, political art theory and practice, dissonant sexualities, criminology, globalisation, and many aspects concerning social justice and equality.
We encourage you to approach a possible lead supervisor in the first instance. If this is successful then they will help you to shape a project and draw on the necessary expertise from our inter-disciplinary researchers across the university.
We welcome approaches to discuss suitable projects and can provide advice on application, proposals and any suitable funding. Your Politics PhD project may lend itself to a social sciences methodology or a humanities-based approach. You should consider this when you are shaping your proposal and approaching a supervisor. Please see staff working within the School of Humanities and Social Science.
Career opportunities include academic posts as lecturers and postdoctoral research assistants at the University of Brighton and elsewhere, as well as roles in central and local government, non-governmental organisations, social research, teaching, journalism and the media.
Politics-focused research is undertaken across the university. We advise applicants to look closely at the research centres and schools detailed on this page in order to find a suitable lead supervisor, who will then help progress the application.