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 was interested in the field of security, and this course provided me with the teaching and skills that helped me achieve my ambition of working in that field. I will soon be starting a role within the Tactical Partnerships Team for the National Crime Agency within their National Cyber Crime Unit. My role will involve helping enhance the NCCU's tactical engagement with the private sector to enable external partners to directly contribute the NCCU's objective to disrupt serious and organised crime."

Tasha Allin, MA Security Dissertation topic: 'The securitisation of Islam in EU Counter-terrorism policy documents after 9/11.'
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Research

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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Staff

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.