Leeds School of Social Sciences
Studying Politics and International Relations
We offer a number of undergraduate pathways in Politics and International Relations. You can study one of the single honours degrees or one of our combined awards. You have the option of changing your award at the end of your first year. We also offer a wide range of postgraduate courses available at MA, PG Cert and PG Dip level, as well as supervising a number of PhD students.
Our teaching is student focused and research led, encompassing both practical and applied elements with a strong theoretical and critical approach. Within all of our courses we have a common emphasis on innovative teaching and assessment, as well as the development of employability and transferable skills. For example, all Politics and International Relations undergraduate students undertake a volunteering placement and a mock consultancy project for an international organisation. These both not only prepare students for work after University but also help them develop as individuals able to contribute to society.
Every year, we also host a Politics and International Relations Festival, featuring a programme of engaging debates and workshops led by academic staff, students and high-profile external speakers, all of which focus upon a wide range of current and engaging social and political issues.
Read our latest Politics & International Relations Newsletter to stay up to speed with all the exciting things that have happened in our Politics and International Relations Group.