Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

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Our research groups and centres are very active, and hold many seminars, events and conferences throughout the year with high profile international speakers. See our events


Our staff conduct internationally recognised research in the areas of British Politics, European and EU Politics and South East Asian Politics.

This collaborative research into politics is centred around two research themes; Leadership, Parties and Institutions and Political Theory.

Leadership, Parties and Institutions

Research into Leadership, Parties and Institutions fosters new intellectual dynamics and collaborative processes, and draws on established strengths in British, European Union and South East Asian politics. This includes the:

Political Theory and Cultural Values Research Group

Research on Political Theory and Cultural Values concentrates on addressing the challenges presented by the unprecedented and far-reaching processes of political transformation that are being experienced by contemporary societies across the globe. We have strengths in:

  • Injustice, Rights and Activism
  • Diversity, Equality and Toleration
  • Friendship, Sentiment and Vulnerability

Study with us

Our well-regarded and flexible Masters programmes provide a high quality and challenging study experience.

Within this area of research, we provide intellectual support and research-led taught postgraduate programmes in:

International postgraduate recruitment into our school is significant; over fifty per cent of postgraduate students are students from overseas, and their presence brings differing insights, perspectives and experiences of global issues into the ethos of our school.

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