School of Politics and International Relations

About Us

Welcome from the Head of School

wynreesWelcome to the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. 

We are a large and diverse school that covers many of the subject areas in contemporary politics. The expertise of our academics ranges across international relations, British politics, comparative politics and political theory.

Our staff have international reputations and we have a particular strength in the study of the Asia-Pacific area. Politics is taught and researched into at all three of Nottingham’s campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia

We are proud of our excellent teaching reputation and our commitment to students at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels. Members of our school have won a string of both national and University teaching awards, including the UK Political Studies Association's 'Innovation in Teaching' Award for three years out of the last four.

As well as offering a range of degree programmes we are also a school committed to outstanding research. We organise our research around centres and institutes and undertake work that is designed to have a real impact on the wider world. Our scholars publish their research in the very best journals and with the top publishers. 

We are also proud of our very active student Politics Society, which plays a full role in the life of the school. The society regularly holds a variety of events ranging from guest speakers, visits to Westminster, regular socials, and trips overseas, including Washington DC and Brussels in recent years.

The school website has lots of information about the school and our courses, but if you have any questions please contact us.

Wyn Rees
Head of School and Professor of International Security



School of Politics and International Relations

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5559