Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis is happy to accept PhD students in the areas of his research interests broadly conceived (see relevant section).

Interested candidates are welcome to contact him with ideas and a draft proposal but any applications are handled centrally by the University of Birmingham and POLSIS.


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

My current research interests include:

European politics
European Union
Comparative politics
Public policy
Discourse analysis


Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis is Associate Professor in Comparative European Politics in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at University of Birmingham. Previously, he was Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University and Lecturer in International Politics at Politics, University of Manchester.

Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis holds a PhD in European Studies and an MSc in European Politics and Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Sociology from University of Crete, Greece.

He has an extensive teaching experience in comparative European politics and the European Union (history, institutions, policy-making and politics), British politics and international political economy (varieties of capitalism and welfare states) at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is also leading the UG Research Skills and Methods module of POLSIS.

He speaks Greek (native), English, French, and Portuguese (Basic).



PhD in European Studies, LSE, 2013

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2012

MSc in European Politics and Governance, LSE, 2006

BA in Sociology, University of Crete, 2004

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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