Southampton's academics in Politics & International Relations look behind the headlines
Leading politicians may clash in parliament and the media, but the substance and evolution of political theory and systems are even more interesting.
We are interested in the political dimensions of key issues, including migration, human rights, global warming, pandemics and energy. These challenges cannot be contained or addressed within national boundaries.
We offer numerous opportunities for people interested in probing beyond the soundbites and manifestos. A good grounding in politics at Southampton is invaluable for individuals who want an interesting and rewarding career.
A wide range of sporting and cultural activities are available on our attractive green campuses, while Southampton and its region have much to offer.
A degree in politics or international relations from the University of Southampton can open doors to a broad range of careers.
Much of our work is carried out in Social Sciences' network of respected research centres.
Our research focuses on pressing political issues relating to the exercise of power, cooperation, security, inequality and democracy.