School of Politics and International Relations


The School of Politics and International Relations' research engages with the most fundamental political questions of our time. Our research activity is organised around the school's centres and institutes. This framework provides an integrative and dynamic environment for staff to pursue individual and collective research projects.

These research projects have led to the regular production of high-quality publications by staff, awards and prizes, and frequent hosting of seminars and conferences.

Our chief research strengths lie in security, social and global justice, contemporary political theory, international history, comparative politics, and British politics.

If you are interested in a research degree with us, please visit our postgraduate research degrees section.

REF results

In the latest Research Excellence Framework:

  • we rated in the top 15 in the UK for research power
  • 96% of our research activity being rated as of international standard

Our postgraduate research programme

Measuring Slavery

Research impact

Measuring Slavery

Our research is helping to end contemporary global slavery in our lifetime. There are 46 million people enslaved around the world today. But we are at a tipping point: there is a global political commitment to ending slavery by 2030.

Read more about this research.


Research events

NICEP seminar - Scott Moser

19 October 2017 (15:00-16:00)
B2 The Hemsley Building
Scott Moser (University of Nottingham) will present to NICEP on 19 October.

Working with the media

19 October 2017 (16:00-18:00)
B7 Hemsley, University Park
Presented by Charlotte Anscombe, Media Relations Manager, Arts and Social Sciences.

Yodi Alakija presents for CST

25 October 2017 (16:30-18:00)
A3 Law and Social Sciences
Yodi Alakija, UN Chief Humanitarian Coordinator (Nigeria) presents to CST on Wednesday 25 October.


School of Politics and International Relations

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

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