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30 November - 5 December

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Research and expertise

Our experts advise governments, provide commentary to the media, work with non-governmental organisations and engage with communities around the world.

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School of Politics and International Studies

The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is a vibrant school where academic research informs and ignites our teaching. We provide the academic tuition and theoretical training to explore the current challenges of our global society.

Coronavirus (covid-19)

The health and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors are our priority. We know that many people are understandably anxious about the current coronavirus outbreak, and we are taking further measures to address your concerns, to protect your health and wellbeing, and to ensure that learning can continue. Please visit our coronavirus website for the latest updates and information. If you're an applicant or offer holder please visit our coronavirus information FAQs tailored to you.

Studying with us

Find your bachelor programme in international development, international relations, or politics and discover our opportunities to expand your horizons with international study and work experience.

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We offer Masters courses in the main areas of global development, international relations and security, and politics for you to further develop your skills and interests.

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During your PhD you can experience a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment alongside academics who share your passion for your subject.

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Our reputation

Top 20

in the UK for politics

Guardian University League Tables 2021

Top 50

in the world for development studies

QS World University Rankings, 2020

Top 10

most targeted by leading employers

High Fliers Survey, 2020