Political, Social and International Studies

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 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranked 70% of our politics and international Relations research as world-leading or internationally-excellent.​


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Academic Staff

Resources for Politics teachers to assist with remote teaching during the pandemic can be downloaded here:

Politics Dictionary

Politics Discussion Brochure


Hard copies of both of these can also be requested for use in due course by filling in these short forms: 

Politics Dictionary hard copy request form

Politics Discussion Brochure hard copy request form