Postgraduate study

The research culture in CSD is enlivened by an active postgraduate (PhD and MA) community and a visiting scholars programme that hosts academics, postgraduates and practitioners from around the world.

CSD supports an active and vibrant postgraduate research community and welcomes applications for doctoral study that enhance our research themes, in politics and international relations, sociology and criminology:

  • Contemporary democratic theory and practice
  • Critical international theory
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Governance, complexity, resilience
  • Post-colonial politics, development and emerging powers
  • Security, violence and justice
  • Social and cultural lives

If you are interested in doctoral research study based at CSD, please review the details of our research themes and staff profiles for an indication of our areas of supervision.

Once you have established that your proposed PhD project falls broadly within our areas of supervision then we encourage you to submit an application so that we can provide a detailed assessment. If you require further clarification prior to applying, please contact one of the email addresses below, according to your subject area:

Politics and IR: [email protected]
Sociology and criminology: [email protected]

View a list of current and recent doctoral researchers

Further details on the application process

We also contribute to a number of Masters programmes based in the School of Social Sciences, including the new MA in Energy and Environmental Change.