Leading research position confirmed in REF 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014


We give people the tools to investigate and understand the way power is won and used in our increasingly complex world.

UK top three for research excellence

We're ranked among the UK's top three highest-performing research departments in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

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Canvas of Voices : Young People and Politics

Canvas of Voices : Young People and Politics

A new film, created as part of a project involving the Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics, proves that young people do care about politics.

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Funded PhD studentships available

We have two funded PhD studentship opportunities available in the department.

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We have consistently high levels of student satisfaction for our teaching. We’ll equip you with the skills to make an impact wherever you go.

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World-leading research

Research lies at the heart of everything we do. We’re exploring the drivers of international migration governance as part of a five-year project.

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Collaboration and partnerships

Our academics have forged links with parliament, prestigious international research groups and political studies associations to shape the future of political education and research.

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