Our open and friendly academic environment at the School of Politics and International Studies attracts people from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines.
Every year, we welcome around fifty new international students into our School, and there are over thirty different countries represented in our student community.
We believe this diversity adds a richness to our School that expands our students' knowledge and understanding, and introduces them to a panorama of new ideas and perspectives.
We specialise in interdisciplinary research into international development, international relations and political studies, with a particular focus on security, development and democracy.
The University of Leeds is part of the Russell Group of research-led universities, and our staff members engage in world-class research and cutting-edge professional practice.