School of Politics and International Relations

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

The School of Politics and International Relations is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive departments. It has expanded considerably over the past decade, and is now in the UK’s top 15 for the excellence of its published work and top twenty for research intensity and top 15 for the excellence of its published work. 74% It increased the amount of its research is considered world leading and internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) to 74% in 2014 (up from 45% in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise).

Research in the School spans three broad areas: European -, including British -, politics, international relations, and political theory. The work of our researchers informs and enhances national and international policymaking, stimulates informed public and political debate, analyses and solves problems in local communities, and improves public understanding of contemporary political challenges. Further details on each of the key areas of research are available 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 part of the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, run jointly by QMUL, King’s College and Imperial College, London. The School is also involved in a new Doctoral Training Partnership with Imperial College and King’s College London.

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