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.

Ending Slavery MOOC
There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course.

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Latest news

Gendering Latin American Independance: Photography Exhibition

Empowerment through Art: Photography and Latin American Migrant Girls in London8 March – 20 April 2013New Art Exchange, Central Gallery, Nottingham
25 April 2017

World-leading expert on slavery is doing a Reddit AMA

On 8 May at 3pm British time, Professor Kevin Bales will sit down to answer questions about contemporary slavery on the popular social news and discussion website Reddit
24 April 2017

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Upcoming events

New Dawn? The 1997 general election

25 March (10:00) - 04 June 2017 (17:00)
People's History Museum
An exhibition looking at the 1997 general election taking place at the People's History Museum, Manchester from 25 March-4 June 2017.

ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops 2017

25 (14:00) - 30 April 2017 (13:00)
The University of Nottingham
The ECPR's Joint Sessions of Workshops will be held at Nottingham in 2017.

FREE Workshop 'Strategic Digital Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Online', London

26 April 2017 (09:00-13:00)
22 Tudor Street, London EC4Y 0AY, Perkbox Happiness Lab
Nottingham University Business School in association with expert Nottingham based digital marketing agency Impression, is delighted to bring you an opportunity to build your skills and professional knowledge in a key business area at this FREE Strategic Social Media Marketing Workshop exclusive to University of Nottingham alumni and associates.

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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