Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
Politics and International RelationsPart of Economic, Social and Political Science

Through engaged teaching and innovative research, Politics and International Relations at the University of Southampton explores and evaluates the events, theories, systems and policies that shape contemporary politics on a local and global scale. As a student of politics and international relations, you'll learn to never take the answer that's given as the only response.

Our inspiring and diverse programmes will enable you to critically analyse how we are governed, the processes of rule and resistance, power and protest, which all shape political decision-making, whether it is in the UK or abroad. You will become equipped with the knowledge and skills to understand and interrogate how different systems of government and styles of policy-making shape our lives and the ideas and ideologies that animate them. You will ask thought-provoking questions, understand and evaluate evidence, and make informed, fair, and clever decisions.

Explore democracy and justice today

Politics and International Relations at the University of Southampton

Watch Now

Latest News

Find out about the latest staff and student successes and achievements in the department of Politics and International Relations.

Read about News and Events

Public Policy|Southampton

Changing the world for the better by engaging policymakers with evidence produced at the University of Southampton. Find out more.

Privacy Settings