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Training and facilities

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As a member of the Department of Politics and International Relations, you will have access to world-class training and professional development as an integral part of your doctoral study.

All our students receive interdisciplinary training and experience opportunities via the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. This training programme is designed to exceed current UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) training and development guidelines and gives every York Politics PhD student access to ESRC-funded White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership cohort activities, regardless of your source of funding.

Our students also make use of the cross-disciplinary training opportunities and facilities available through York’s Research Centre for Social Sciences as well as the support, professional development and funding opportunities available through the York Graduate Research School.

In the Department of Politics and International Relations, our students are members of one or more of our research clusters, which bring together staff and research students. Through Ideas Labs, Work-in-Progress sessions and research seminars with external speakers, research clusters act as hubs for developing our PhD students’ skills and networks as well as for developing innovative research agendas.

PhD students are also active participants in our cross-disciplinary research centres.

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