School of Politics and International Studies

Postgraduate Students


Our school brings together academics from across political, international, and development disciplines.

Much of our work is highly international in orientation, and our academic expertise covers all the main regions of the world.

Taught postgraduate courses

We offer taught MA degree programmes in the areas of Global Development, International Relations and Security, and Politics.

Research postgraduate degrees

We promote excellence in research in the core disciplines of politics and international studies, and we are particularly committed to promoting interdisciplinary research. 

In terms of defined interests, we can provide supervisory support across a wide range of specialisms and cross-cutting topics.

Should you consider postgraduate research?

PhD student Ben Docherty worked for a few years after completing a Masters in the US. Yet, in 2012, he decided to return to academia and chose Leeds for his postgraduate research degree. 

Find out how Ben made these life-changing choices

Taught Postgraduates

Student profile

Whilst studying for my MA I applied for a 5 month internship with the British NGO Development in Action (DIA).

I was accepted as intern to a researcher in the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation unit of one of DIA's partner organisations, Seva Mandir in Udaipur, India.

Research Postgraduates




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