International Politics

Founded in 1919, the Department of International Politics is the oldest department of its kind in the world. We have an international reputation for our research, known wherever the subject is studied. The Department is renowned for its pioneering research and is recognised as number one in the UK for the study of international politics. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), the Department of International Politics was placed best in Wales with 69% of publications submitted rated as world leading..

The Department has recently moved into a purpose-built state of the art new building which provides first class facilities for staff and students alike and reflects the Department’s global reputation.

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Please visit our School's Research page for information regarding our staff, areas of interest, facilities and other information

To apply for a research course, please see our How to Apply page

Our Staff

Lecturers in the Department of International Politics are all research active and qualified to PhD level, and most also have a PGCHE.

Course Content

Welsh medium modules available

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Year 1 Core (20 Credits) You must take the following

Semester 1

Quantitative Data Collection And Analysis PGM1010
Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis PGM1700

Semester 2

Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis PGM1710

Year 1 Options You must take a further 10 credits