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Department of Politics

We are a thriving space for study, research and public engagement with a strong focus on applied politics. We are also globally recognised for our work in European politics and on international intervention.

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We seek to help you develop your understanding of the world and give you the tools to express that.

We offer a range of undergraduatepostgraduate and research courses. We also deliver a host of CPD and short courses.


We are a leading centre for research in European and British politics and have a growing reputation in the area of international security and intervention. We also investigate international politics and policy, on people and power, as well as on institutions, theories and processes.

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