Our researchers study the important issues of our time that the social science can uniquely address, with Ph.D. opportunities across politics and comparative politics, political theory, international relations, and sociology.
Our active faculty, and strong cohort of Ph.D. researchers and post-doctoral scholars, creates a stimulating environment for study. By covering key fields across the political and social sciences within one department, we enable cross-disciplinary research conversations to take place, meaning ideas and research findings are easily shared and discussed further.
While our experienced staff offer intense supervision, you also receive the academic freedom and time for your own independent research. In addition, our researchers benefit from interacting with the academics, practitioners and other leaders in their field, who are regular visitors to our Department, so able to offer their advice and thoughts on your work.
SPS faculty and their research fields
SPS research themes, overview
Early career outcomes for SPS PhDs (2019, 2018, 2017)