The UK’s Leading International Relations Department

The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirm that the Department of International Politics continues to be the UK’s leading academic department for research in International Relations. With 76% of the publications submitted by the Department judged to be in the top two categories (world leading and internationally excellent), International Politics at Aberystwyth University is in the top five departments of Politics and International Relations, and the only one in that group which has International Relations as its main focus.

The Department of International Politics is home to an outstandingly talented group of scholars who regularly publish in leading journals and the world’s finest presses. They are also active participants in major conferences throughout the world, helping to shape the direction of the field and to understanding the most urgent problems of contemporary international relations.

One of the outstanding qualities of the Department is that it brings this world-leading research to both undergraduate and graduate teaching, providing excellent lectures and seminars, as well as top-notch supervision of postgraduate research students. 

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