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Welcome to the Research pages for the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London.

Significant expansion in recent years has enabled the development of a vibrant and diverse research environment. The School was ranked as one of the top twenty best politics and IR departments in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise . This was due largely to the volume of high-ranking scholarly publications, as well as our strong research culture and environment. 

The research outputs of the School reflect the dominant traditions and approaches within political science and international relations. Indeed, the success of our expansion is reflected in the dynamic mix of applied and theoretical publications, recognised at national and international levels, undertaken in three broad areas: European Politics and Policy, International Relations, and Political Theory & the History of Ideas. Further details on each of these areas are found through the links above.

The School also boasts a vibrant research student culture, with over 35 students currently studying for MPhils and PhDs. The School is also part of the prestigious London Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, run in collaboration with Goldsmiths and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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