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.

Congratulations to this year's A-Level students!

For those of you taking your place to study with us, information about Intro Week will be sent out in the next couple of weeks.

Professor John Hobson elected as Fellow of the British Academy

Professor Hobson is one of just 42 highly distinguished academics to be elected this year as a Fellow of the British Academy.

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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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Study with us

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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