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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.
In this exciting new video series, our researchers address some of the big issues which impact on society over a cup of coffee. In the first episode, Professor Scott Lucas and PhD student Amelia Morris decide if, all things considered, the world really is such a bad place.
Posted 12 September 2018
We are pleased to announce that Dr Rita Floyd, Birmingham Fellow in Conflict and Security at POLSIS, has recently won a prestigious mid-career fellowship from the Independent and Social Research Foundation for her project Emergency politics: security, threats and the duties of states.
Posted 17 August 2018
Dr Daniele Albertazzi (POLSIS) will act as principal investigator for an ESRC-funded project on 'The survival of the mass party: Evaluating activism and participation among populist radical right parties in Europe'.
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