We have a vibrant community of research students, supported by enthusiastic and committed research active staff. We are available for supervision for research at MA, MSc, MPhil, or PhD level. 

Research areas include:

  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • Sociology.

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Recently completed or current PhD student theses:

  • Migration and Local Governance  
  • The US Tea Party and collective memory  
  • Reclaiming the collective agency capability of civil society  
  • Inter-country adoption from Ethiopia to Italy: shaping families and ties to their kin 
  • Reclaiming the collective agency capability of civil society 
  • Professionalisation and credibility among midwife tutors
  • New paths of asymmetrical federalism in the EU: the Eurozone as a federal system  
  • Enlightenment Liberalism and the Challenge of Pluralism  
  • The Limits of Territorial Autonomy: Secession in Liberal Democratic States 


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My PhD experience has been amazing thus far! It’s an immense opportunity for me to develop independent and original ideas, and the chance to see these ideas evolve and become more sophisticated as the years progress.
Politics and International Relations PhD student