City University London Department of International Politics

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City University London Department of International Politics

City University London Department of International Politics

Situated right at the heart of one of the world’s greatest financial and political centres, the Department of International Politics combines world-leading research with exceptional education in international relations and international political economy.

The department has developed focused research programmes, with an emphasis on international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy, international political justice, and international political economy. It hosts two thriving think tanks, the City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS)

Our students receive a top-class education that is consistently informed by cutting-edge research and delivered by internationally recognised leaders in their fields.

Students learn from and work with leading academics and skilled practitioners, and we have consistently high student satisfaction, achieving 90% satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS) for teaching.

Through our range of courses, students develop the knowledge and research skills to engage with the key challenges and debates that are shaping policy formation and academia in a rapidly changing world.

In 2014 the department launched BSc (Hons) International Political Economy, which is the first of its kind in the UK. City, University of London is ranked 4th in London and 22nd for international politics in the UK (Guardian University Rankings 2015).


  • BSc (Hons) International Political Economy
  • BSc (Hons) International Politics
  • BSc (Hons) International Politics and Sociology
  • BSc (Hons) Politics


  • MA Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • MA Global Political Economy
  • MA International Politics
  • MA International Politics and Human Rights

Research degrees

  • PhD / MPhil International Politics