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Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June

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Top 20 in the world

We are delighted to be ranked top 20 in the world for development studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by subject 2023

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School of Politics and International Studies - Undergraduate

Undergraduate degrees

We explore real-world challenges which influence lives locally, nationally and internationally. Our academic community will encourage you to examine these issues with passion and intelligence whilst developing a range of transferable skills. Our aim is to help you become a top class graduate — able to make a difference in society — having had an excellent student experience.

We also collaborate with the School of Sociology and Social Policy on an innovative joint programme:

There are a variety of other joint honours opportunities available, allowing you to combine two different interests across subject areas. Take a look at the University's course finder to search all of the joint honours options

You can also combine the study of politics with a range of other subjects as part of the cross-disciplinary BA Liberal Arts degree.

Enrichment opportunities

Choosing your degree is just the start. We offer many opportunities outside of your studies to tailor your experience and enhance your personal development.

Top 15

in the UK for politics

The Complete University Guide 2024

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Luke Humphrey
Student | BA International Development
“I joined Leeds Student Radio and Newspaper, developing my interest in media, politics and music while having fun and making friends. I also volunteered at Development in Action which is a youth-led charity doing awesome work in the UK and India.”

Studying with us

You'll be supported and inspired by the expertise of our academic staff. You'll also have access to a wide range of opportunities, all designed to expand your degree according to your interests and aspirations.

Top 20

in the UK for politics

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

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Read what some of our current students from across the globe have to say about their studies and experience.

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