Aberystwyth University International Politics

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University International Politics

Welcome to the Department of International Politics, the first of its kind in the world! We are the the best department in Wales and a top ten department in the UK for student satisfaction in politics with a score of 95% from our students (NSS 2016). The study of International Politics is indispensable for understanding the changing world in which we live. In a time of revolutions, hunger, economic turmoil and terrorism, everyone has a stake in how disputes are resolved and co-operation is improved. In Aberystwyth, our teaching and research remain true to the Department’s founding ideals: to strive for a safer and more just world order.

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Everything was in confusion in the Oblonsky’s house. The wife had discovered that the husband was carrying on an intrigue with a French girl, who had been a governess in their family, and she had announced to her husband that she could not go on living in the same house with him. This position of affairs had now lasted two days, and not only the husband and wife themselves, but all the members of their family and the household, were painfully conscious of it.300-070 braindumps All the members of the family and the household felt that there was no sense in their living together, and that even stray people brought together by chance in any inn had more in common with one another than they, the members of the family and the household of the Oblonskys. The wife did not leave her own apartments; the husband had not been home for two days. The children ran wild all over the house;CISSP exam dumps the English governess quarreled with the housekeeper, and wrote to a friend asking her to look out for a new employ for her; the man cook had walked off the day before just at dinnertime; the kitchenmaid and the coachman had given warning.
Two days after the quarrel, Prince Stepan Arkadyevich Oblonsky – Stiva, as he was called in the fashionable world – woke up at his usual hour, that is, at eight o’clock in the morning, not in his wife’s bedroom, but on the leather-covered sofa in his study. He turned over his stout, well-cared-for person on the springy sofa, as though he would sink into a long sleep again; he vigorously embraced the pillow on its other side and buried his face in it; but all at once he jumped up, sat up on the sofa, and opened his eyes.
`Yes, yes, how was it now?’ he thought, going over his dream. `Yes, how was it? Yes! Alabin was giving a dinner at Darmstadt; no, not Darmstadt, but something American. Yes, but then, Darmstadt was in America. Yes,AWS-SYSOPS exam questions Alabin was giving a dinner on glass tables, and the tables sang, Il mio tesoro – no, not Il mio tesoro, but something better, and there were some sort of little decanters on the table, and, at the same time, these decanters were women,’ he recalled.

The Department of International Politics is the oldest in the world with an enviable history of producing generations of high achieving graduates who succeed in a variety of career pathways including international diplomacy, journalism, industry and business, the civil service, NGO work and the armed forces, to name just a few.

The Department was founded in 1919 as a response to the horrors of the First World War, in which millions of people around the world lost their lives. It represented a normative project with the aim of understanding the dynamics of world politics in order ultimately to transcend war. In the twenty-first century this rationale remains at the heart of our contemporary Department. In the light of the increasing globalisation of world affairs and the interconnectedness of nation states through finance, trade, migration, pandemics, security and war, the study and understanding of international affairs is of vital concern to everyone.

With over 30 research active academic staff, the Department offers an exceptional variety of degree schemes and modules taught by recognised experts in their fields with international reputations that attracts a vibrant cosmopolitan family of over 700 students from 40 countries. The unique social chemistry of a tight community of staff and students living in idyllic surroundings looking outward to the wide horizons of intriguing and exciting issues is very much an Aberystwyth experience. If you want a course of study that stretches you and takes you to a different place, then think seriously about following the well-trodden pathway to the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth.


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A full list of Academic, Support and Institute Staff contact details is available. If you can’t find who you are looking for, try the University staff directory search.

The International Politics Departmental Office is open weekdays 10:00-16:00.‌

For current undergraduate student enquiries call Glesni Davies (Academic Operations officer) on +44 (0)1970 621917 or email glr@aber.ac.uk.‌

For current postgraduate student & admissions enquiries call Vicki Jones or Donia Richards (Academic Operations officers)  on +44 (0)1970 622708 or email inpstaff@aber.ac.uk.
For undergraduate admissions enquiries call Elaine Lowe (Academic Operations Administrator) on +44 (0) 1970 622702 or email ell@aber.ac.uk