The Department of Politics is at the heart of current thinking, research and debate, and home to a prestigious, lively and international community. Our students and academics are at the forefront of research, covering the major sub-disciplines of politics including:
Our staff are committed to both research of the highest standards and to applying their knowledge to real-world problems. They advise governments and international organisations on a wide range of issues, and regularly contribute to the news media and current affairs programmes throughout the world.
Research in the Department of Politics
Our research spans the discipline and an array of interdisciplinary areas. Current concentrations of research expertise include the history of political thought, contemporary political theory, comparative politics, public policy, peacebuilding, global development, international security, human rights, international political economy, environmental and gender politics.
Each of our four research clusters supports seminars and conferences, and all hold regular workshops at which talks are given both by visiting speakers and by local academics. The clusters are:
We are an intellectually diverse and inclusive department with a global outlook and regional expertise encompassing British and European politics, Latin America, southern Africa, the Middle East and Central and South Asia. We are proud to be home to a vibrant community of researchers from all over the world, tackling pressing local and global problems
Check that your research interests align with the expertise of one of our staff. We encourage you to name a preferred supervisor on your application form.
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This programme is waiting to confirm funding from a university or external source. This may depend on attracting suitable students and applications are welcome. Please see the programme details for more information.