Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Top 5 in the UK

Top 5 in the UK

Our School is ranked 5th in the UK for research impact according to the latest REF (2014).

About the School

The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is a vibrant school where academic research informs and ignites our teaching. With over forty academics, our department is one of the largest of its kind in the UK.

We provide the academic tuition and theoretical training to explore the current challenges of our global society.

Undergraduate degrees

We have bachelor programmes in international development, international relations and politics plus various joint honours opportunities. 

Masters courses

We offer taught MA degree programmes in the areas of Global Development, International Relations and Security, and Politics.

Research programmes

We provide supervisory support across a wide range of specialisms and cross-cutting topics.

Our research

The School is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research into international development, international relations and politics.

We also have area expertise in Africa, North America, Asia, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

International community

Our vibrant school community unites students and academics from across the globe, allowing a diverse range of perspectives and experiences to come together.

We believe that it is such diversity of opinions and outlooks which creates an exciting environment for study at postgraduate level.

Scholarships and funding

We have a range of scholarships available to both UK/EU and international students embarking on a postgraduate taught or postgraduate research programme.


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