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Social Sciences: Politics & International RelationsPart of Social Sciences

Politics and International Relations at Southampton explores the theories, systems and policies that impact the lives of everyone on the planet.

Our research and degree courses unlock the political dimensions of key world issues including migration, human rights, global warming, pandemics and energy.

With academics at the forefront of international policy research, our students benefit from the latest perspectives on global politics: we are second in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2015).

Jon Sopel helps us celebrate 50 years of Social Sciences

To mark the 50th anniversary of Social Sciences at Southampton, BBC North America Editor and Southampton Politics alumnus Jon Sopel shares his memories and sends a message to our future graduates.


21 September 2015

Link between the economy and crime rates h...

The assumption that rising unemployment, leads to rising crime, is ...

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18 September 2015

Citizens' Assemblies to debate Britain's d...

A pioneering project to debate Britain's consitutional future has b...

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At the heart of European governance

Join our undergraduate students on a field trip to Brussels

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Simulating global politics

Our students can simulate international relations using state-of-the-art software

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