We are one of the most internationalised political science departments in the UK and Europe with staff and students from more
than 100 different countries.
We are globally renowned for a distinct approach to research and teaching – an approach that focuses on
theory-driven quantitative empirical research
in political economy, international relations, public opinion, political behaviour, and political theory.
Our students benefit from teaching underpinned by the research interests of our academic staff, a broad set
of study abroad options and numerous possibilities for integrating internships and placements into their studies.
- UK's leading political science research department
- Top for politics in the UK's last six Research Assessment Exercises
- Consistently rated excellent in student satisfaction surveys
- Awarded the prestigious Regius Professorship in 2013
- Host of the British Journal of Political Science
Our academic staff
Our academic staff in the Department of Government are among some of the most highly-regarded people in the field of political science
research and are internationally recognised for their expertise.
As one of the larger political science departments in Europe, we offer undergraduate courses that give you a sound
understanding of political systems, political behaviour and political ideas.
News and events
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the latest information about publications, research excellence, awards and achievements by our staff and students.