Department Virtual Applicant Visiting Days 2021
Applicants can join us online for introductory talks, Q&As and informal chats.
Tribute to InterPol Alumnus Carlos Santos
Extended Tribute by Professor Ken Booth
PhD Studentships in International Politics
PhD Studentships commencing September 2021
New chapter published by R Gerald Hughes
'Labour's Defence and Foreign Policy, 1976–79'
Top 5 in UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience (GUG2021)
Top Ten in UK for Research Quality
Internship opportunities at the David Davies Memorial Institute
Internship opportunities for second and third year Undergraduates and current MA's
Rob Cullum wins prestigious journal prize
PhD Student Rob Cullum wins Routledge/Round Table Commonwealth Studentship Award
Quincy Cloet awarded Michael L. Dockrill Thesis Prize 2020
Thesis title: 'Truth Seekers or Power Brokers? The League of Nations & its Commissions of Inquiry'
Big Welcome Week 2020
Online Open Day 12 October 2020
Join us for Aberystwyth University's Online Open Day
MA International Relations in the Department of International Politics
September 2020 Entry
Dr Jenny Mathers on Belarus Panel Discussion
3 September 2020
'Roundtable' on TRTWorld
Patrick Finney confirmed as Head of Department
Starts 1 September for five years.
Personal Chair & EH Carr Chair Appointments
Many Congratulations to Berit & Milja
International Politics Graduate becomes EU Commissioner
Virginijus Sinkevičius confirmed as EU Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
AberDoc PhD funding deadline for study in International Politics 6 Janaury 2020
Department specific deadline 6 January 2020
Aberystwyth University named Welsh University of the Year 2020
Aberystwyth University continues to receive accolades
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.
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?
Jenny Mathers' Blog for HuffPost UK Politics
Watching Trump With Our Students
Latest vacancies and internships in Wales' international development sector - Further details @ http://hubcymru.org.uk/hub/vacancies.html
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: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/boko-haram-9781849044912?cc=gb&lang=en&
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.
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
Dr Jenny Mathers on the Biden-Putin Summit June 2021
Dr Jenny Mathers writes in 'The Conversation' about the Biden-Putin Summit
War and Moral Injury: A Book Discussion
An online book discussion with contributors of the volume.
Professor Colin McInnes providing evidence to Parliamentary Committee
Biosecurity & National Security
Top Ten in UK for Department of International Politics
Best in Wales and Top Ten in UK for Politics
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowship.
Deadline 30 June 2020
MA Study in the Department of International Politics
Join the first Department of International Politics in the world for an excellent postgraduate experience.
International Politics teaching moves online
As of Tuesday 17 March all teaching for International Politics is online.
Department of International Politics Alumna Sarah Green elected as MP
Sarah Green elected as MP for Chesham and Amersham.
GREGYNOG IDEAS LAB IV
The fourth Gregynog Ideas Lab will take place from 13-18 July 2015.
A-Level Students Webinar mini-series
Two webinars for A-Level students; one on global health and one on US politics.
Top in Wales and Top 5 in UK for overall student satisfaction.
95% overall student satisfaction
International Politics in Top Ten for Student Satisfaction in NSS
94% for overall student satisfaction
Special Issue of International Relations co-edited by three departmental staff
Facing Human Interconnections: thinking IR into the future
Online A-Level Politics Workbooks
The Department is producing a series of workbooks for students and teachers of A-Level Politics
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.
Patrick Finney becomes Head of Department
Welcoming our new Head of Department, Dr Patrick Finney
Kenneth Waltz Memorial Lecture 2021 - 'International/ Inter-Carbonic Relations', Prof Jan Selby - Now Online
The implications of climate change on international politics.