Social Sciences: Politics & International Relations


Politics professor honoured with lifetime achievement award

15 July 2015

Professor of Government at the University of Southampton, Rod Rhodes, has been given the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

Fully-funded PhD Scholarship, "Fairness, Common Heritage and The International Seabed Authority"

12 March 2015

The Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) at the University of Southampton has been awarded a major grant to host a new Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship programme, ‘Understanding Maritime Futures: Opportunities, Challenges and Threats’, which will support at least 15 PhD students.

REF 2014: Politics ranked 5th for research outputs in the UK

23 December 2014

The University of Southampton’s department of Politics and International Relations has climbed 23 places for leading research in the country to place it 15th, following publication of the national Research Excellence Framework 2014. This assesses the quality and impact of research.

Developing your research project; free online course to support you

4 July 2014

A free, pioneering online initiative to help people develop basic research skills launches today at the University of Southampton.

Hone your research skills

Hone your research skills to satisfy your curiosity

14 May 2014

The University of Southampton has launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to help people improve their research project skills and share ideas.

Politics students launch a United Nations Association Youth Branch at Southampton

13 May 2014

Politics students Ollie Rooney, Tanisha Beebee and Rebekah Kulidzan, together with friends from other academic disciplines across the University of Southampton, have come together to form a local branch of the United Nations Association (UNA Youth).

ESRC research grant to examine the nation’s lack of engagement with politics

8 April 2014

A new grant will enable an interdisciplinary University team from Geography and Politics make a significant contribution to understanding and addressing what is a major concern in contemporary British society.

Polling observatory reveals support for political parties in the run up to 2015

12 February 2014

With a UK general election just 14 months away political observers at the Universities of Southampton, Manchester and Simon Fraser in Canada are producing an online monthly report to measure the overall popularity of the country’s leading parties.

Professor Jane Falkingham

Professor Jane Falkingham appointed as Dean

23 January 2014

Professor Jane Falkingham has been appointed as the new Dean of the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

50th anniversary of JFK assassination: hear Dr Bentley comment on BBC

22 November 2013

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy