International Relations, Politics and History

Our aim is to stimulate innovative research that has the potential to transform academic and public debates.

Why choose to study international relations, politics and history with us?

Join a lively and supportive community in which you will be challenged to review and question not just your knowledge, but how you acquire knowledge.

We have a leading reputation

6th in the UK for Politics (Guardian University Guide 2020)
ERSC research grants totalling £0.5M
8th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014)

Our master's degrees

We have a diverse research portfolio

We currently have 15 postgraduates working closely with 21 specialist supervisors, conducting research in: contemporary politics and political theory, early modern and modern history, international organisation, and critical security studies.

We have a strong postgraduate community

We offer a supportive environment for postgraduate study and foster strong research links between academics and students. Students participate in seminar planning and receive tailored advice on fellowships and publication.

We support our students to exceed

Graduates from this study area have secured prestigious positions in academic institutions, including the Wiesenthal Institute in Vienna, Exeter University, Queen’s University in Belfast and University College Dublin. Others have pursued careers in academic publishing, with international and UK-based campaign groups and civil society organisations.

Graduate destinations have included Citizen’s Advice, International Medical Corps UK, Lakehead Social Planning Council, Ministry of Defence and RWS Translation.

You'll have access to the facilities across campus