Politics and History
We have a growing Department with committed staff, a diverse community, and innovative programmes in contemporary politics and history. Our research was ranked in the top third of UK universities in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008).
History is ranked 10th out of 101 and Politics is ranked 18th out of 75 in the Sunday Times League Tables 2013. Our students have rated us highly in the National Student Survey 2012, with History achieving 100% overall student satisfaction. Politics and International Studies is ranked in the elite top 200 in the QS World Rankings.
In the 2014 Complete University Guide, Politics has moved up 11 places (30 of 80); and History has moved up one spot.
Our undergraduate degree programmes are taught as a three-year course or four-year sandwich course (with Professional Development), with options for joint interdisciplinary degrees. Learn more about our placement opportunities.
We offer a range of unique and innovative postgraduate programmes taught by world renowned experts in politics, international relations, public policy, political theory and contemporary history.
Our talented research experts are sought-after by the media and policy makers. They are engaged in a wide range of influential research activity both independently and through the department’s research centres.
The department is actively engaged in research and is regularly featured in the media. Find out more about the latest developments and the range of seminars and events taking place.