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Politics and International RelationsPart of Economic, Social and Political Science


Politics and International Relations at Southampton has specialist research groups in Political Analysis, Political TheoryPublic Policy and International Relations. We offer taught and research programmes at postgraduate level. We are home to the Centre for Citizenship, Globalization and Governance (C2G2) and are ranked top five in the UK for our research output (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

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Postgraduate Study Fair 2019

Register now to join us on campus, Wednesday 20 February 2019, for this free Masters and PhD study fair – Postgrad LIVE! Explore our campus and meet top UK and overseas universities.

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Masters degrees

Our expanding range of taught programmes will develop your knowledge and wider professional skills.

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Research degrees

We offer PhD programmes in many areas of politics and provide a highly stimulating and supportive environment.

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Explore our Money matters page to find out everything you need to know about fees and funding for postgraduate study.

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There are many career resources available to our postgraduate students including the Careers and Employability Service.

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Discover what you can gain from postgraduate studies in politics and international relations at Southampton

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My Masters degree at the University of Southampton has considerably extended my analytical, argumentation and research skills, and has enabled me to critically analyse complex subjects and issues, which is an incredibly helpful skill at my current traineeship at the Europol HQ in the Hague.

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