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Welcome to the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), one of the largest and most academically vibrant departments of Political Science and International Studies in the UK. POLSIS is the proud home of the Institute for German Studies and the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies.
Choose to study in POLSIS and take the opportunity to examine some of the most important political issues, both at a national and international level, that we, as citizens, face in the 21st century.
The Department of Political Science and International Studies offers the broadest range of MA programmes of any department in the UK, all delivered by internationally-recognised staff.
We welcome applications for Research degrees in a variety of subject areas. We offer PhD and MPhil study with the support of dedicated supervisors who are experts in their field.
Scott Lucas, Professor of American Studies writes in defence of experts for the new Social Sciences Blog.
Posted 16 February 2018
Invited guests and students from across the West Midlands got the chance to pitch questions to one of the United States' most famous military commanders in recent years at the University of Birmingham.
Posted 01 February 2018
Dr Monique Chu visited POLSIS to deliver a seminar on 'Problematic Sovereignty on China's Periphery: Taiwan as a 'Contested State'
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