One of the UK’s Leading International Relations Departments
The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirm that the Department of International Politics continues to be one of the UK’s leading academic departments for research in International Relations. The Department was ranked 7th overall and 5th in terms of 'world-leading' research (with 44% of its research submission judged as world-leading and 32% internationally excellent) (REF2014).
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.