Postgraduate programmes in the School of Government and Society

Welcome to this online chat event, which is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the postgraduate programmes available in the School of Government and Society:

The School of Government and Society is one of the leading UK and International centres for governance, politics, international development, sociology, public management, Russian and European studies.

A number of our postgraduate mentors are either studying, or have studied in the School of Government and Society. You are welcome ask them any question you might have about what it is like to study in the School.

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Speaker profiles

  • Tereza Capelos

    Tereza is Senior Lecturer in political psychology at the Institute of Conflict, Cooperation and Security. (Live Q&A 13:00-15:00)

  • Tom Hewitt

    Tom is a Lecturer in International Development. (Live Q&A 13:00-15:00)

  • Ellie Chowns

    Ellie is a Teaching Fellow in the International Development Department. (Live Q&A 13:00-15:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Postgraduate programmes in the School of Government and Society live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Saturday 23 November 2019. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Theophilus McLar asked:

Alright, that is great. I would love to also explore the combined Masters & PhD as well. My undergrad is Bsc. Administration (Accounting) with a strong second class upper Honours! Could you share with me the research interests of your current PhD supervisors at the school of Government and Society?

Tom replied:

You can see staff profiles and their research in the school here https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/government-society/staff/index.aspx

Clyde Collins asked:

With a CGPA of 3.81 in an undergraduate course, can I apply straight to a PhD study

Tom replied:

We would normally require a Masters degree to qualify for entry to a PhD programme. However there are routes to combine Masters and PhD so it is not out of the question. You can find further information about the process here https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/college-social-sciences/government-society/courses/phd-guidance-for-applying.pdf

Theophilus McLar asked:

I have a Master of Public Administration (Policy & Governance) from Ghana. What are my chances of gaining admission for a PhD in the school of Government and Society?

Tereza Capelos replied:

Hi. Your credentials seem appropriate. The key consideration for a PhD application is your research topic, your submitted proposal and your references. The first step is to identify potential supervisors from the departmental website, and submit a proposal for review via the PhD application page.

Welcome to this Live Q&A about the Postgraduate programmes in the School of Government and Society. Our members of staff are now online until 15:00 to answer your questions.

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