International Relations, Politics and History at Loughborough is a thriving multidisciplinary research hub, home to experts working on some of the most pressing social and political issues of the contemporary era.

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.

Members of the department are currently engaged in research on the history and politics of regions around the world, including Africa, the EU, China, India, the USA, Turkey, the Middle East, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific.

Read more about our research here, or visit the School website to learn more about wider research activity across the School of Social Sciences and Humanities research themes:

100% of Politics and International Studies research impact assessed ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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