Current research postgraduates

Welcome to the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS)

SPAIS is an interdisciplinary scholarly environment producing leading research which is international in its focus and relevant to the changing circumstances of our increasingly interconnected world.  We aim to advance theory, knowledge and methods at the interface between the disciplines of sociology, politics and international studies.  Postgraduate study is a key part of this scholarly environment.  We have a thriving postgraduate culture, and continually seek to maintain our strong reputation for producing high quality work in our MPhil/PhD programmes.  I warmly welcome you to this vibrant environment.  If I can help in any way to make your studies productive and enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Dr Martin Gainsborough
MPhil/PhD Programme Director