A reputation for excellent teaching, highly rated research and outstanding levels of student satisfaction
Our Political, Social and International Studies courses offer students a broad range of options and opportunities – from politics to international relations, media and popular culture to public policy and management, and beyond.
We offer high quality teaching; we are ranked 12th in the Guardian University Guide 2015 league tables for politics (ahead of most Russell Group universities) and consistently receive excellent feedback from our students. The 2013 National Students Survey and the 2014 Guardian University Guide both found that 95 per cent of our students are satisfied with the teaching they receive from us.
70% of research in Politics and International Relations was rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality.
Our students benefit from an excellent research programme, regular guest speaker seminars and a range of exciting internship opportunities to build experience and employability.