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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 23 March 2018
In this seminar, leading scholars from POLIS, IDD and INLOGOV asked whether democracy can withstand the challenges it faces from disengagement, illiberal populism, and the growing influence of autocratic states.
Posted 21 March 2018
POLSIS Lecturer Dr Gerasimos Tsourapas has been awarded the 2017 School of Government & Society Prize for Outstanding Early-Career Researcher.
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