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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.


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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Professor Amelia Hadfield

Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE)

Amelia joined the University of Surrey in January 2019 as Head of the Department of Politics, and Chair in European and International Affairs. Previously she worked as Director of the Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS), a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Canterbury Christ Church Uni (2013-2018), after positions in Brussels at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the Ins...

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