Politics and international relations

Power is at the heart of politics – how it works, who gets it, how it’s used and its impact on society.

At a time of growing political uncertainty and declining levels of trust, our engaging courses bring current issues to the classroom to help you understand how politics is shaped at local, national and international levels.

We are ranked top ten in the UK for politics in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.


Politics PhD studentships 2023

Funding information:

Studentships will cover, for three years or pro-rata part-time: full fees (at home or international rate), an annual stipend (c. £17,600), and a training grant for research and development expenses.