Politics, History and International Relations

About us

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The Department of Politics, History, and International Relations at Loughborough is a world-leading centre for research and study into many areas of modern politics and history.

We are a flourishing scholarly community of over 700 students and staff, working together to tackle the big questions about how we order our political lives, how politics within and between states is conducted, and how the events in modern history have shaped the contemporary world.

  • High ranking 

    Ranked top 10 in the UK for Politics (The Guardian University Guide 2017)

  • A unique combination of courses  

    Our courses focus on political, economic, social and cultural transformations in Britain, Europe and the wider world 

  • Specialists in European studies 

    We were among the first departments to teach specialised courses on the European Union and are renowned for our teaching and research in this area

  • Inspired by research 

    Home to world-leading authorities on anarchism, radicalism, and modern Britain, Germany and Austria