School of Politics and International Relations

Fees and Funding

Postgraduate research students are responsible for arranging their own funding to cover fees and living expenses.

The university postgraduate funding website is an excellent place to start looking for help with the cost of your postgraduate studies, providing information on scholarships and awards you may be eligible for, and postgraduate loans. The key is to apply early for your course, giving yourself the maximum amount of time to track down funding.

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The current fees for our postgraduate courses can be found on our student fees and finance website.
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International students

Our international applicants' website has information about funding opportunities for overseas students.

Part-time teaching

All second and third year postgraduate research students can apply to teach tutorials to undergraduate students. In order to qualify postgraduate research students will be expected to complete relevant courses offered by the Researcher Academy and Professional Development during the first year of their research study.

Students leading tutorials are supported by the school's Teaching Development Seminars, which offer staff development and support for part-time teachers. It promotes dialogue and leaning through peer discussion, whilst acting as a forum for staff development and the dissemination of good practices.

Equal opportunities

The School of Politics and International Relations values equality, diversity and inclusion. As a holder of an Athena Swan Award, we are committed to offering equal treatment and opportunities to our student body. We welcome applications from those who are underrepresented in the sector and at University of Nottingham including but, not exclusive, to women, disabled and neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+ people, and people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Further information

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


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