Degree programmes and courses

The School of Government and Society offers a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Masters degree programmes, as well as an active PhD programme.

Study a Year Abroad on our Undergraduate Degrees.
Study anywhere in the world on our undergraduate year abroad degrees in politics, international relations, sociology and political economy.

Student news in the School of Government and Society

Posted 13 April 2017

Three fully-funded opportunities for doctoral research with POLSIS staff members

A number of POLSIS staff members have been successful in securing funding for Ph.D. studentships through the University of Birmingham's Global Challenges Fund. Funding will cover full payment of tuition fees, plus an annual maintenance doctoral stipend at £14,553. Interested students are encouraged to reach out to the potential supervisors ahead of the 28 April 2017 deadline.

Posted 13 April 2017

ICCS students join forces with conflict practitioners for annual training programme

In March 2017, the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security hosted its fourth annual training programme on 'Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation' at the University of Birmingham. The programme brought together current students with delegates from around the world, including from the Czech Republic, Nepal and the United States, to learn about the different approaches to conflict resolution in International Relations.

Posted 12 April 2017

Old Joe - Rapid Research: Louis Francis Monroy-Santander

My research focuses on the possibilities of connecting state-building practices with ground reconciliation initiatives in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It critically looks at the spaces for connecting practices of transitional justice with projects for inter-ethnic reconciliation between the three main ethnic groups in the country.

Posted 22 March 2017

The Cyber Threat to the United Kingdom: Reality Check

Written by Gavin E L Hall, Doctoral Researcher. "The corporate level is where the greatest threat exists. Potential perpetrators include nation-states seeking to create instability or economic distress, criminal gangs seeking to gain profit, hacktivists attempting to pursue a specific vendetta and Joe Bloggs citizen because he can."

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