Politics and International Studies

We offer opportunities for learning and career development as part of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Migration, populism, war and peace-building are some of the topics we study to understand our world and how it is challenged by factors such as climate change, urbanisation and technological innovation.

"I concluded that 1916 has been turned into a burdensome legacy that prevents long term peace. Essentially this moment in history has sparked a flame that has yet to be blown out."

Katie Moore, BA History Dissertation topic: ‘1916 Sparked a flame that has yet to be blown out: Remembering the Easter Rising and Battle of the Somme through Myths and Murals'
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From war and terrorism, protest politics, human rights, and contemporary challenges to democracy, to migration, international security, populism, and anarchism, our research covers the breadth of political theory and practice.

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Our academic staff are all internationally recognised in their field of expertise. We are also home to a dynamic community of research fellows and research students and support staff providing outstanding services for teaching and research.