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The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) is one of the largest and best departments of its kind in the UK.

The Department inspires and enhances intellectual development and enthusiasm for learning in staff and students alike. It has enjoyed a consistently high place in the Guardian league tables, since these were first published in 2000. The Department also plays host to the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES).

Why Study at POLSIS?

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Undergraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

Doctoral Research Programmes


The School of Government is located in Muirhead Tower (R21) on the University’s main Edgbaston campus, offering state-of-the-art teaching and research study facilities, including free Wi-Fi throughout the building and dedicated study areas for postgraduate research students.