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The School's place amongst the top UK departments for Politics and International Relations has been confirmed by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results in which 50% of our research rated in the top two categories: ‘world leading' and ‘internationally excellent'.
The School submitted work by every member of its academic staff to the RAE, with the results showing research excellence throughout the School. With a further 30% of research rated ‘internationally recognised', 80% of the School's research output falls in the top three grades of the exercise.
Providing a unique environment for learning, training and research, the School has a truly international base
with students from over 40 different countries studying on both our taught and research courses. The School prides itself on the support it provides for postgraduate students and has dedicated IT and study room facilities. Special collection library facilities are located within the main University Library, which is a short walk from the School.
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This course combines a sound basis of advanced knowledge and understanding in the broader and more disparate field of International Studies with the opportunity to choose optional specialist areas of study from among those offered in the School, and other schools such as Modern Languages and Cultures. Read more
This course provides you with systematic knowledge and the tools to critically review the complex relationships between government and society at a variety of levels and in different contexts. Read more
This is a degree offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Read more
The MSc will provide you with advanced knowledge of the complex and specialised areas of peacebuilding, among it conflict analysis, conflict prevention, conflict resolution and conflict transformation, community driven reconstruction, peace processes within the context of contemporary conflicts and in the context of broader international (humanitarian) interventions. Read more
With conflicts becoming either increasingly drawn-out, asymmetric wars of attrition or normalise into states of no peace – no war, our understanding of conflict and conflict intervention is shifting. Read more