The research strategy of the Department concentrates upon the development of a vibrant and sustainable research culture, the publication of high-quality research, the targeting of external funding for our research and the development of a funded doctoral programme.
The Department has come to establish itself as a centre of excellence in political science, political economy (comparative and international), international studies and international relations theory.
POLSIS is the proud host of the Institute for German Studies. The Institute's research programme encompasses the politics, economics, international relations, history and culture of contemporary Germany. The Centre for Russian and East European Studies which has been one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Russia, Eurasia and Central and Eastern Europe for over five decades. The department also plays host to Sociology at Birmingham.
Research in the Department is concentrated around the various research groups and research clusters.
Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) latest research
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) aims to promote interdisciplinary research by combining expertise from across the breadth of the University to address major cross-cutting themes that are important, relevant and timely.
'Saving Humans' is an innovative and timely theme which consolidates existing University research agendas, provides opportunities for creating novel and exciting partnerships, transcends divides between arts, social sciences and natural sciences and, most importantly, addresses broader issues of social, political and moral concern for humanity’s future.
Theme Leaders: Professor Heather Widdows, Professor Paul Jackson and Professor Nick Wheeler
Highlighted research projects
More research projects throughout the department
Please direct any queries about the research conducted in the department to the Director of Research: Professor Peter Burnham, Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8225, Email email@example.com.