Politics and international relations

There’s no better location to study politics and international relations than London - one of the world's great global capital cities and nerve-centre of the UK's government.

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Analyse and make sense of our ever-changing world by studying power, identity and conflict, and the systems and organisations that govern society.

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  1. Economics and Politics

    BSc (Econ) (Hons)
  2. French and Politics

    BA (Hons)
  3. German and Politics

    BA (Hons)
  4. Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences

    GradDip
  5. Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences

    GradDip
  6. Hispanic Studies and Politics

    BA (Hons)
  7. History and Politics

    BA (Hons)
  8. International Relations

    BA (Hons)
  9. Law and Politics

    LLB (Hons)
  10. Politics

    BA (Hons)
  11. Politics and International Relations

    BA (Hons)
  12. Politics and Sociology

    BA (Hons)
  13. Politics with Business Management

    BA (Hons)
  14. Russian and Politics

    BA (Hons)
  15. Global Health Systems Theory and Policy MRes

    MRes
  16. Global Health Systems Theory and Policy MSc

    MSc
  17. Global Public Health and Policy MRes

    MRes
  18. Global Public Health and Policy MSc

    MSc
  19. Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences

    GradDip
  20. Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences

    GradDip
  21. Graduate Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences GradDip

    GradDip
  22. History of Political Thought and Intellectual History MA

    MA
  23. International Business and Politics MRes

    MRes
  24. International Business and Politics MSc

    MSc
  25. International Public Policy (Queen Mary Online)

    PGCert, PGDip, MSc
  26. International Public Policy MSc

    MSc
  27. International Relations (Paris) MA

    MA
  28. International Relations (Paris) PGCert

    PGCert
  29. International Relations (Paris) PGDip

    PGDip
  30. International Relations (Queen Mary Online)

    PGCert, PGDip
  31. International Relations MA

    MA
  32. International Relations MRes

    MRes
  33. International Relations PGDip

    PGDip
  34. Public Policy MRes

    MRes
  35. Public Policy MSc

    MSc
  36. Public Services MRes

    MRes
  37. Politics

    PhD
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What I love most about Queen Mary is the teaching staff. All of them have been helpful throughout all the years I have spent here. They are always happy to discuss feedback and thanks to them, I can safely say I am now more confident in my abilities and potential.
— Sara Zontone, Politics and International Relations BA (2019)

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School of Politics and International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary is invested in high-quality teaching, and we pride ourselves on our friendly and informal approach. Our staff are active researchers with diverse interests, from British politics to the Middle East, which is reflected in our teaching and the breadth of our programmes.

Our location in one of the world’s greatest capital cities is hard to beat. Home to the nation’s Parliament, political think tanks and economic powerhouses, London is where all the action takes place. We host a range of high-profile speakers on campus, and offer students regular contact with Westminster, Whitehall and the third sector through our events.

Students can also take advantage of the Mile End Institute, a major policy centre based at Queen Mary which brings together policymakers, academics and local communities to address national political challenges.

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