Politics and International Relations taught courses






A thriving and dynamic centre for study, the School of Politics and International Relations is situated at the heart of one of the most attractive campus universities in the UK. Students from all parts of the world enrol on our wide range of courses.

Excellence and achievement in research and teaching are our priorities. Our chief research strengths lie in security, social and global justice, contemporary political theory, international history, comparative politics, and British politics.

We have a strong interest in issues such as globalisation and global governance, and encourage collaborative work through our centres and institutes.

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent. You could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once.

Key facts

  • Committed to excellence in teaching, having won 13 Higher Education Academy awards
  • Expert academics who contribute to public debate through national and international media, including appearing on BBC TV, BBC Radio 4, the BBC World Service and in such publications as The Guardian, The New York Times and Le Monde


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