The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
The School of Politics and International Relations, is one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world to undertake our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes. We have experts in all of the main areas of the discipline of Politics including: Comparative Politics, European Studies, International Relations, Political Theory, International Political Economy, Human Rights and Public Policy. We pride ourselves on our global outlook which is reflected in the wide range of international partnerships and the fact that we have a Specialist Postgraduate Centre in Brussels.
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The School has grown significantly in the last few years, and now has over 30 academic staff based at our two campuses in Canterbury and Brussels and six honorary professors. Over twenty part-time class teachers are employed, in Canterbury and Brussels. The administrative team numbers seven at Canterbury and four in Brussels. We also regularly host several visiting scholars from all over the world.
Each year we welcome at Canterbury almost 200 undergraduates, around 80 Masters and in excess of two dozen research students, with an additional 100 postgraduate students coming to our Brussels campus. They have a very diverse range of backgrounds, with over forty per cent coming from outside the UK.
Many of our alumni around the world occupy prominent positions in the public sector, the commercial world and academia. Many of our alumni retain close links with us and often return for further study or public events.
Staff, students and alumni all contribute to making the School of Politics and International Relations a vibrant and inclusive scholarly community, priding itself on its cosmopolitan and forward-looking approach.