The School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA) seeks high quality and exciting applications for PhD projects in politics and international relations. Applications must be completed in the online application system by 15 December 2022, but applicants are advised to get in touch with potential supervisors as soon as possible.

The UEA participates in both the ESRC funded SeNSS doctoral training programme and the AHRC funded CHASE doctoral training programme and we will support applicants for either depending on the nature of the project.

We are open to political projects on a variety of topics and methodological approaches, and are especially interested in supervising PhDs on: electoral politics and institutions; political party communication and dynamics; populist and extremist political actors and speech; EU politics & policy (European institutions, EU policies, and political dynamics); public policy and policy making in energy, environment, climate, migration, labour, media, digital services and culture; systems of governance and regulation.

We also are able to accept a wide range of international relations project and are particularly interested in receiving applications on international relations theory, constructivism, international law, legal norms, UN peacekeeping, political violence, civil conflict, conflict resolution, democratization, peace processes, quantitative methods in IR, nuclear deterrence, security and foreign policy analysis in the Indo-Pacific, international relations in East Asia, especially Japan and Korea.

You will be part of a department working at the cutting-edge politics, IR and public policy in a number of areas with 90% of its research outputs being classed as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2021 Research Excellent Framework exercise. You will also join a dynamic and engaged group of PhD scholars within PPL who benefit from collective work and social spaces, an excellent library, and the lovely environment that the city of Norwich and UEA Campus provide.

Feel free to contact potential supervisors directly or the PPL Director of Postgraduate studies, Sally Broughton Micova at with questions.