Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies



Our staff are internationally leading scholars involved in a wide range of research activities, including collaborative projects at both national and international levels.

The quality of our work has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) as over two thirds of our publications and 100% of our departmental impact submission was judged to be outstanding (4*) or very considerable (3*).

Departmental research clusters

Departmental research groups

Public engagement

Research seminars, conferences and workshops form an integral part of the our research activities.

Our experts are regularly publishing in the most highly ranked international journals and are highly sought after by media, TV, radio, press interviews and opinion pieces. They also contribute to informing the public via blogs and Twitter.

Research students

Our diversity and the disciplinary mix of political science, political theory, policy analysis, political sociology and others make for a very stimulating environment for research students to develop their own research projects and for cross-disciplinary debates to infom staff research.

Contact us

If you would like to make an enquiry relating to our research, then please contact Dr Peter Allen (Director of Research).

If your enquiry relates to PhD studies, please contact Dr Andrea Purdekova (Director of Post-Graduate Research).