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The University of Southampton
Politics and International RelationsPart of Economic, Social and Political ScienceUndergraduate study

Studying here

In the top 100 of universities globally (QS World University Rankings 2022), Southampton is a leading UK research university with world-class facilities and teaching, innovative learning environments and unmatched flexibility in our degree programmes. We back this up with superb accommodation and excellent sport and social amenities.

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Choose Southampton

Find out why you should choose Southampton for your undergraduate degree.

Exceptional teaching quality in a supportive environment

Politics and International Relations was founded in 1964 and is known as one of the leading schools of its kind in the UK. Our students are well-served by our experienced teaching staff, including internationally renowned political scientists and theorists.

The University of Southampton was ranked one of the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World Rankings 2022, 15th in The Complete University Guide 2022, and the UK's 16th best university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

As a new student you will be assigned a personal academic tutor who will be on hand to support you throughout your degree. We work hard to nurture excellent relations between staff and students, and hold research seminars and social events throughout the year.

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