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School of Politics and International Relations Research hub

The School of Politics and International Relations is widely recognised for its strong international research profile in conflict and security, regional and comparative politics and political and social theory.

We want our research to have a positive impact regionally, nationally and internationally.

We develop relationships with a wide range of non-academic partners to enhance the relevance of our research outside higher education. We help to develop our researchers’ skills, so their work reaches further and has more impact.

Our research is making a difference in the world. Our research on conflict resolution has enhanced professional training in the field and improved democratic participation in conflict-ridden societies.

Following the most recent Research Exercise Framework we were ranked in the top 20 for research impact in the UK by the Times Higher Education.