University of Nottingham International Relations

By | 16th August 2017

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University of Nottingham International Relations

University of Nottingham International Relations

Welcome to the School of Politics and International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations has an excellent reputation for both teaching and research output.

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as top quality research degrees. We aim to challenge and inspire our students, and give them the skills to succeed in their chosen career.

We are a diverse, research-led school, which integrates research and teaching at every level. Our research covers almost all aspects of contemporary politics and international relations, and our staff publish regularly in the very best journals and with the top publishers.

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

There has never been a more exciting time to study politics. Rapid changes in domestic, regional and global politics have a daily impact on our lives, from traditional party politics to new forms of direct action in global settings.

At the University of Nottingham you are taught by the leading specialists in the most current developments in comparative and global politics as well as political theory. The strength of the school is particularly marked in the fields of security, social and global justice, international history and comparative British politics.

Undergraduate degree courses

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Single honours

Joint honours where we are the lead school

Joint honours where we are the partner school

A Q-Step ahead

We are one of 18 institutions in the UK to have been selected to participate in the Q-Step programme, designed to help provide the next generation of social scientists with the evaluative and analytical skills required to examine data, as well as enhancing their career prospects.

A specially designed Quantitative Methods pathway is available on our BA Politics and International Relations and MSci International Relations and Global Issues.

How to apply

If you’re applying for admission to a full-time first degree course (even if you already hold a degree), you must apply through UCAS.

Postgraduate Taught Courses

Postgraduate Taught Courses

Taught by many world-leading academic experts within their respective fields, our postgraduate taught programmes attract a large and active graduate community from all corners of the globe.

We were rated in the UK top 15 for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with excellence and achievement in research and teaching remaining our priority. Our chief research strengths lie in security, social and global justice, contemporary political theory, international history, comparative politics, and British politics.

Our world-leading research underpins our curriculum, so you can be sure that you will graduate with a masters degree that is relevant to contemporary issues and aligns with the needs of employers around the world.

Postgraduate taught courses

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* The MA Asian and International Studies is a tri-campus programme. Students study on the UK campus for the first semester and move to either our China or Malaysia campus for their second semester. It is a genuinely distinctive programme allowing students to study the countries of Asia, and the relations between them and between the rest of the world.

Double degree programme

The school also contributes to a double degree programme, between the University of Nottingham and the University of Konstanz, Germany. This is an international two-year programme. Students who successfully complete the programme receive an MA degree in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz and an MA in one of the University of Nottingham’s politics’ fields of specialisation. For more information please contact bettina.renz@nottingham.ac.uk or ma.polver@uni-konstanz.de

The Graduate School

The Graduate School supports postgraduates by facilitating best practice and offering a comprehensive programme of services including training and development opportunities, events, small-scale research funding, and dedicated social and study spaces.

Postgraduate Research Degrees

Postgraduate Research Degrees

Undertaking a research degree allows you the freedom to study a topic of interest in-depth, with the help of two academic supervisors. The school’s vibrant international environment provides an ideal home for research.

Students are encouraged to play an active role in the school’s research centres and institutes as well as the activities of the school as a whole.

Our research students are offered excellent facilities and support, including:

  • two supervisors and additional support through membership of one of the school’s research centres
  • a dedicated workspace, equipped with a networked computer
  • a generous photocopying and printing allowance
  • the opportunity to apply for funding to attend workshops and conferences

A weekly Research Student Colloquium runs during term-time, and serves to bring the research student community together on a regular basis. Organised by students and facilitated by the Director of Postgraduate Research, it acts as a supportive form for presenting work in progress and advancing research.

Research degree opportunities

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The Graduate School

The Graduate School supports postgraduates by facilitating best practice and offering a comprehensive programme of services including training and development opportunities, events, small-scale research funding, and dedicated social and study spaces.