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Politics and International Relations underpin many aspects of the ever-changing world we live in. Gain an in-depth understanding of the field on an undergraduate programme taught by internationally recognised experts.

Hear from one of our Politics students:
Studying Politics at Cardiff University

Hear from one of our International Relations students:
Studying International Relations at Cardiff University

Founded on world-class research, our undergraduate politics courses are both challenging and inspirational.

Aristotle called politics the “Master Science”, and for good reason. Politics is a fascinating subject that has a significant impact on our everyday lives. The field of politics allows students to explore how parliaments and governments function and evaluate political ideas such as power, freedom, democracy, conflict, legitimacy or accountability.

Our courses in politics offer students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the field as well as choosing from a range of optional modules depending on their interests. We also offer a range of joint degree courses which allow students to combine their interest in politics with other areas such as humanities or languages and study in an interdisciplinary environment.

Degree programmes