Politics and International Relations explore the ways we organise our lives in an interconnected world through a complex range of institutions and practises. There could not be a better time in which to develop your understanding of the most important issues facing us.
95% of our postgraduate taught graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course. (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020/21)
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We have close links with the main institutions of Welsh governance: the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and the United Nations Association (Wales).
We achieved the highest possible score of 4.0 for research impact (Politics and International Studies, REF 2021).
Wales is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Politics and International Relations research programmes (MPhil, PhD).
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Postgraduate Politics and International Relations courses
Find out more about our range of master's degrees in Politics and International Relations from Dr Ian Stafford. Our virtual open day presentation gives an overview of the programmes as well as information about the department and our expert staff.
We are home to the Wales Governance Centre, the leading centre for the study of Welsh politics, law and political economy. Our research covers some of the most important issues in Wales today - Brexit, devolution, justice and jurisdiction and fiscal analysis.
Our graduates are now working in diverse fields that include non-governmental organisations, global development, international business, teaching, diplomacy and intelligence in government, journalism, and policy research. Our Careers and Employment Service is available to you from the moment you join us so you can start thinking about where you want to go next.
Our research activity has achieved considerable success in national and global rankings due to unique, cutting-edge and interdisciplinary projects. We offer full and part-time PhD and MPhil opportunities with supervision across the following areas: Comparative Politics, Policy and Governance; European Politics and Area Studies; International Relations and Globalisation; Political Theory; and Wales.
Our programmes provide a critical insight to our ever-changing world
Studying with us will introduce you to national and sub-national constitutions, public policy and social practises; to regional and international organisations; to the moral and political ideas that drive political movements and change; and to the nature and consequences of conflict, colonialism and great power politics.