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School of Government & International Affairs



'Globally engaged, locally embedded, analytically acute, and changing the world in multiple ways, our students are much like its research. And both are at the forefront of the future.'

Professor John Williams, Head of Department

Research Strategy

We are a School with broad-based politics and international relations base, we have extensive research activity across a wide-ranging agenda that reflects our long standing rationale of embedding regional studies expertise within core politics and international studies disciplinary strength. Read our full 2015-2020 Research Strategy here.

Our Academic Groups

We host a range of research centres and institutes. Each of these collectives brings together Faculty and Postgraduate Research students who share an interest in a particular set of related research themes, and each organises regular research activities such as workshops and guest speaker series. The remits of research centres and groups sometimes cut across the boundaries of the academic groups in the School, and across disciplinary boundaries.