Leading political science research in Europe
Over the past 45 years we have built a solid reputation as the best political
science department in the UK and rest of Europe, achieving the top rating in all
six Research Excellence Frameworks (REF), the only department to achieve this.
We are top in the UK for research excellence (REF
2014) with the majority of our research rated as
‘world leading’ or
We are also ranked among the top 50 departments on the planet according to the
QS World University Rankings (2017).
Our University is ranked 7th in the world according to the number of
publications in leading political science journals (2008-13).
||Number of publications
Over the last five years alone, we have published more articles in leading
journals than any other European political science department:
We have also published 131 articles in other journals included in the Social
Science Citation Index. See individual
academic staff profiles for full lists of the publications of all our staff
or search our
research repository. You can also use our
postgraduate research finder to search by staff research interest.
Our research divisions
Our research focuses on central themes which provide a structure to our