Research Impact

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), we ranked 11th in the UK for research outputs in Politics and International Studies.*

*Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked By Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014.

World-Leading Research

Whether analysing politics at home or charting the rise of extremist parties abroad, research carried out within the Politics and International Relations Division addresses fundamental questions about how society is governed.

Our academics employ cutting-edge empirical methods alongside normative, theoretical, historical and critical approaches and draw on a range of regional specialisms to conduct research into international relations, political theory, comparative politics, and political economy.

Our groundbreaking work on global organisations such as the United Nations sits alongside research into international political economy, intergenerational justice and equality and we are leading the way with our focus on far-right parties in Europe.