Top 5 in the UK
Our School is ranked 5th in the UK for research impact according to the lastest REF (2014)
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The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is a vibrant school where academic research informs and ignites our teaching. With over forty academics, our department is one of the largest of its kind in the UK. We provide the academic tuition and theoretical training to explore the current challenges of our global society.
The School is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research into international development, international relations and politics.
We also have area expertise in Africa, North America, Asia, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
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Our vibrant school community unites students and academics from across the globe, allowing a diverse range of perspectives and experiences to come together. We believe that it is such diversity of opinions and outlooks which creates an exciting environment for study at the School of Politics and International Studies. Take a look at some of our student profiles to get their views.