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.
Ranked top 5 in the UK for Teaching in Politics (NSS 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