School of Politics and International Studies

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Research expertise

Our academic community contributes to research and analysis in the areas of democratic engagement, global development, responsibility to protect, security studies, and political theory.

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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.

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

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Top 100

in the world for political science

ShanghaiRanking Global Rankings, 2019

Top 50

in the world for Development Studies

QS World University Rankings, 2019