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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 31 July 2018
We are thrilled that our undergraduate Politics course has seen success in the 2018 National Student Survey, rising from 85% last year to an impressive 91% satisfaction rate.
Posted 23 July 2018
Professor David Dunn in Social Sciences Birmingham: Not all US Presidential visits to the UK are alike, and on this occasion great pains were taken to keep the visitor busy, on the move, out of London, and entertained with grand palaces in Windsor and Blenheim performing bands and marching soldiers.
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