What are the requirements for entry?

Prospective applicants should ordinarily have a high Upper Second Class or a First Class Honours degree from a UK university, or its international equivalent. The degree should be in Political Science or International Relations, or in a closely related discipline (e.g. Economics, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Law, etc). However, each application will be assessed upon its own merits and the Department is by no means averse to receiving applications from candidates with unconventional backgrounds. We would expect a GPA of 3.7 or above from students who have studied at a university that uses the US grading system. Applicants who intend to apply for direct entry to the DPhil will need a Master's qualification in addition to an undergraduate degree.

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