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. 

16th in the UK

for Politics

Guardian University Guide 2023

Top 5 in the UK

for Student Satisfaction in History

Complete University Guide 2023

1st in the UK

for Research Intensity in Politics

Complete University Guide 2023

11th in the UK

for International Relations

Guardian University Guide 2023

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