School of Politics and International Relations

Welcome to the School of Politics and International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations has an excellent reputation for both teaching and research output.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as top quality research degrees. We aim to challenge and inspire our students, and give them the skills to succeed in their chosen career.

We are a diverse, research-led school, which integrates research and teaching at every level. Our research covers almost all aspects of contemporary politics and international relations, and our staff publish regularly in the very best journals and with the top publishers.

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Reporting on education in post-earthquake Nepal

Cameron Inwood, BA History and Politics student, recently spent three weeks in Nepal as part of his placement with the Rosie May Foundation.
15 September 2017

Major developments for Politics Placement module

Substantial updates have been made to the Politics Placement module for students starting their third or fourth year this September.
14 September 2017

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Ballots and Bullets blog

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Upcoming events

ECPR Summer School on Political Parties 2017

11 (09:00) - 22 September 2017 (17:00)
The University of Nottingham
The 27th ECPR Summer School on Political Parties will be held at The University of Nottingham from 11-22 September 2017.


21 September 2017 (09:00-17:00)
University of Nottingham
A one-day multidisciplinary conference marking the 70th anniversary of India's independence hosted by the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies and the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at the University of Nottingham.

Donald Trump and the Betrayal of Republican Politics?

04 October 2017 (17:00-18:00)
Clive Granger A41
Donald J. Trump has been affiliated to multiple political parties in the United States, but in successfully campaigning for the Presidential nomination as a Republican, he joined not only the party of Abraham Lincoln, but more recently Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. In this lecture Professor David Sehat will consider the question of whether Trump represents a departure from Republican Party politics of the last fifty years, or rather the apotheoisis of that politics. Sehat is an Associate Professor at Georgia State University, and John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford, 2017-18, and the author of The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible (2015) and The Myth of American Religious Freedom (2011 and 2015).

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School of Politics and International Relations

Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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