Politics and International Relations

About us

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.


The School of Politics and International Relations will:

Sustain and develop scholarship, research, teaching and training in Politics and International Relations, which:

  • aspires to best practice in all its activities;
  • reflects its scholarship and research in its teaching;
  • provides lifelong learning skills appropriate to the disciplines;
  • is informed by developments in the other Social Sciences and in the Humanities;

Enhance its research profile through the scholarly activity of its members through the:

  • encouragement of a structure and culture for research and scholarship;
  • support of individual research;
  • development of research groups and Centres;
  • publication record of all its members;
  • maintenance of its journal Global Society;
  • support for a strong cadre of research students;

Achieve a reputation for excellence in teaching at all levels through:

  • maintaining stimulating, generic and subject specific undergraduate teaching;
  • enhancing the postgraduate teaching quality;
  • ensuring that its students are equipped with skills which are both relevant and transferable;

Develop its national, European and international ties based on its:

  • European presence at the Brussels School of International Studies;
  • commitment to a European vocation through the provision of four-year programmes;
  • deepening its teaching and research partnerships with European and World associates;
  • role in professional associations and international networks for the promotion of teaching, training, research and scholarship.

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Last Updated: 30/03/2015