Top 3 in the UK for research excellence


One of the very best departments for politics in the UK, we produce leading research across the whole range of the discipline.

BIOSEC: Biodiversity and Security

ERC funded project examining the recent claims that wildlife poaching and trafficking constitute a serious global security threat

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'What kind of deomocracy is this?'

Matthew Flinders talks about his new book, getting people thinking about 'everyday' politics, and his aim to reach out beyond academia.

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Our research

We are proud to offer a diverse and inclusive research culture in which everyone is encouraged to work together, hold lively debates and benefit from others' best practice. Our research is grouped into four main areas.

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World-leading talent

As one of the UK's top 3 research departments we attract excellent national and international researchers who all contribute to our thriving research environment.

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