School of Politics and International Studies

About the School

Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is a vibrant and innovative school where academic research informs and ignites our teaching.

We have over forty academics, and our department is one of the largest of its kind in the UK.

Our open and friendly environment attracts people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Their diverse opinions and outlooks create an exciting environment for study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Study with us

We offer programmes in the areas of Politics, Global Development and International Relations.


Dr Jörg Wiegratz discusses the arrival of The New Normal

Lecturer in Political Economy of Global Development, Dr Jörg Wiegratz, considers the phenomenon of The New Normal in market societies of the post-crash capitalist world.

Student Profile

Dr Gabriel Botchwey

Finding a job after my studies was not the key issue for me; the problem was which job to accept. I think employers understand the value of a research degree from Leeds, and are keen to snap it up.

Postgraduate Scholarships 2014-2015

We have a number of scholarships available for UK/EU and international students wishing to pursue postgraduate study. Scholarships are available for both postgraduate taught and postgraduate research applicants.

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