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

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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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