Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.
Political Science PhD students are advancing political science as a discipline. They explore the empirical phenomena that give birth to new scholarly insights—insights that change for the better the way governments and societies function.
Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
Scotland is at the north of Great Britain and has over 790 islands. The capital is Edinburgh, one of the largest financial centers. Their educational system has always been distinct from the rest of UK. Scotland has 15 universities, some of which are oldest in the world.
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A highlight of our doctoral studies programme is the unique DDipl (Doctor of Diplomacy) degree. It is unique because it is specially designed for working professionals and is taught at a range of venues, often with direct input from senior practitioners. The course brings together best practice in academic learning and professional expertise. [+]
The degree is based on three to four years of full-time research. Each student follows an individual training programme designed with their supervisor and the Postgraduate Adviser. This programme is reviewed and updated on an annual basis. In the first year, students acquire a wide range of research skills and formulate their research question and related design, under the guidance of their supervisors. [+]