Our Politics department is a place to discuss how the world works, and how to change it.
We explore a subject that crosses boundaries, from media to management, the environment and international relations.
We offer courses that prepare students for life beyond university, with the opportunity to pursue internships, work placements, and visits to Brussels, Paris and other international centres.
Our curriculum is delivered by leading academics in their field. We address the issues that make the world tick, such as the negotiation and bargaining process of politics, democratic representation, and security issues across countries and nations.
We tackle issues that matter today, such as counter-terrorism, hate speech, and electoral management and administration.
The 2021 Research Excellence Framework ranked 90% of our research in politics and international studies as world-leading or internationally excellent. Both our impact case studies achieved the highest possible rating.