International Politics Graduate becomes EU Commissioner
Virginijus Sinkevičius confirmed as EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

Aberystwyth University named Welsh University of the Year 2020
Aberystwyth University continues to receive accolades

AberDoc PhD funding deadline for study in International Politics 6 Janaury 2020
Department specific deadline 6 January 2020

Patrick Finney becomes Head of Department
Welcoming our new Head of Department, Dr Patrick Finney

MA International Politics
Come and study the important global challenges and transformations shaping international politics

Professor Colin McInnes receives prestigious research award
Award for Exceptional Impact in Social Science, Arts & Humanities Research

Guardian University Guide 2020: Department Top in Wales for Politics
The Department of International Politics has been ranked Top in Wales & 15th in UK for the Politics subject area in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Identity and Nationhood Summer School 1st - 19th July 2019
1-19 July 2019
Aberystwyth University is inviting applications to attend a 3 week summer programme on Identity and Nationhood offering interested students an opportunity to explore contemporary issues in this field from a Welsh perspective.

Dr Lucy Taylor in 'Wales: England's Colony'
Lucy contributed to the second episode of the BBC Wales programme 'Wales: England's Colony' on Monday 18 March.

New Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, Dr Andrea Warnecke.
The Department is very pleased to be hosting a New Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, Dr Andrea Warnecke. Andrea is working on exploring the independence and impartiality of large international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) vis-à-vis state parties

Top in Wales and Top Ten in UK for Student Satisfaction in NSS 2018
The Department of International Politics scores 95% for overall student satisfaction in latest National Student Survey

International Politics staff receive Award for Exceptional Impact in Social Science, Arts and Humanities Research
Dr Catrin Wyn Edwards, Dr Huw Lewis and Dr Elin Royles received this award for their work on informing contemporary policy on minority languages, including Welsh.

MA Welsh Politics and Society
The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society and the Department of International Politics are proud to be running the MA in Welsh Politics and Society. Two possible funding streams have deadlines coming up at the end of May (HEFCW grants) and end of June (James Pantyfedwen Foundation).

Professor Colin McInnes appointed to Politics and International Studies REF Sub- Panel
Congratulations to Professor Colin McInnes of the Department of International Politics on his appointment to REF Sub-panel 19, Politics and International Studies, which was announced by HEFCE on Friday 23 March.

Top 50 in the World for Postgraduate Study
We are very pleased that in the latest Foreign Policy magazine - TRIP survey of the Best IR Schools in the World the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University was placed 32nd in the World for the 'Top PhD Programs for Academic Career in International Relations' and in the World Top 50 for 'Master's Programs for Policy Career in International Relations'.

Special Achievement Award
Professor Colin McInnes, UNESCO Professor of HIV/AIDS Education and Health Security in Africa was presented with the Special Achievement Award at the 2017 Wales Social Research Awards held at the National Assembly for Wales on Thursday 7 December.

Social Science Awards
The following members of staff have been shortlisted for the this year's Wales Social Research Awards:

Centenary T-Shirt Competition
Design a T-shirt Competition - International Politics Centenary.

Welsh Crucible/Learned Society of Wales Award
Congratulations to Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guervara who has won The Welsh Crucible/Learned Society of Wales Award for the Best Collaborative Welsh Crucible Project 2011-2015.

International Politics polls well in student survey
For the second year running, students have given the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University an impressive overall satisfaction rating of 95% in an influential UK survey.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships scheme
The Department of International Politics is seeking to host exceptional research fellows funded by the EU's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships scheme. The Fellowships would enable successful applicants to engage in high-quality research for a period of 12 to 24 months under the leadership of experienced mentors in our department.

Post-Brexit Roundatable 29 September 2016
Britain, Europe and the World: What Next?

The fourth Gregynog Ideas Lab will take place from 13-18 July 2015.

Jenny Mathers' Blog for HuffPost UK Politics
Watching Trump With Our Students

Employability opportunities
Latest vacancies and internships in Wales' international development sector - Further details @

Virginia Commolli, Research Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
Former MA Intelligence and Strategic Studies student has published a new book on Boko Haram. Further details available at:

Dr Ayla Göl to chair ‘Middle East’ Westminster debate
The debate takes place today, Monday 27th October, at 7pm in Committee Room 12, House of Commons.

Lucy Taylor at the 2016 National Eisteddfod
Dr Lucy Taylor gave a lecture on her research on Wales and Patagonia at teh National Eisteddfod.

Model UN
Huge congratulations to Aber Model UN delegates who at ScotMUN (3-5 March) won best delegate in the UN Security Council and a distinguished delegate in the European Council and Crisis Game!

Excellence in Teaching
'Total War, Total Peace’, a study module led by Dr Brieg Powel is the winner of the 2016-17 Aberystwyth University Exemplary Course Awards.

Student Led Teaching Awards
Congratulations to members of academic and part-time teaching staff who were named either as winners or highly commended in the annual Aberystwyth University Student Led Teaching Awards this year.

Centre for the International Politics of Knowledge
Department of International Politics launches new centre.

Student Led Teaching Awards
Congratulations to Dr Lucy Taylor, winner of the Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year award and Alexandros Koutsoukis, winner of the Postgraduate Teacher of the Year

What's Next? Trump in the White House
Tuesday 29 November, 6.30pm, Main Hall, International Politics Building.

Conference - ‘What is War Today’
22 November 2016

Outstanding NSS Result for Interpol
Students have given the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University an outstanding overall satisfaction rating of 95% in the 2016 National Student Survey! This places the Department as the best in Wales and in the top 10 in the UK for politics students satisfaction - it six points higher than the UK politics average of 89% (NSS 2016).

Tribute to Professor Mike Foley (1948-2016)
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Mike Foley

International Politics teaching moves online
As of Tuesday 17 March all teaching for International Politics is online.

Online A-Level Politics Workbooks
The Department is producing a series of workbooks for students and teachers of A-Level Politics

A-Level Students Webinar mini-series
Two webinars for A-Level students; one on global health and one on US politics.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowship.
Deadline 30 June 2020

Masters Study in the Department of International Politics
September 2020 Entry

Online Open Day 6 July 2020
Join us for Aberystwyth University's Online Open Day