Politics and International Studies at Loughborough University is a lively and supportive community in which you will be challenged to review and question not just your knowledge, but how you acquire knowledge.

Committed to providing the best possible student experience, we have established an excellent reputation for student satisfaction and for enabling students to access valuable experiences outside of academia.

As well as furthering your understanding of politics, history and international relations, we will help you to develop the skills and knowledge to build a successful career in a diverse range of professions and industries.

Our students have gone on to work in journalism, business and the media, and for pressure groups, political organisations, charities, NGOs and political institutions in the EU and all around the world. 

5th in the UK

for International Relations

Guardian University Guide 2024

Top 10 in the UK

for Politics

Guardian University Guide 2024

7th in the UK

for Graduate Prospects in Politics

Complete University Guide 2024


of History students were positive about the teaching on their course

National Student Survey 2023*

*based on data from the National Student Survey 2023. All underpinning survey responses that contribute to this can be found on the OfS website.

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