The University of Southampton
Social Sciences: Politics & International RelationsPart of Social SciencesUndergraduate study

Studying here

In the top 1% per cent of universities worldwide (QS World Rankings 2018), 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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Accommodation

Discover our range of accommodation options and how to apply.

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Virtual Open Day

Step into our world and explore the University from wherever you are using our Virtual Open Day.

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Our student blog

Four current students share their experiences on our Life at Southampton student blog.

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Visit us

Find out how to take a tour around the campus and meet some of our current students.

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Choose Southampton

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

Exceptional teaching quality in a supportive environment

The Division of Politics & International Relations was founded in 1964 and is known as one of the leading divisions of its kind in the UK. Our 300 undergraduates are ably looked after by our experienced teaching staff, including several internationally renowned political scientists and political theorists. The University of Southampton was ranked inside the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2009. In addition, the National Student Survey 2009 revealed that 94 per cent of students in Politics & International Relations at Southampton were satisfied with the quality of their course, placing us in the top five nationally for student satisfaction.

We are committed to ensuring the wellbeing of all of our students and we have an excellent record of few withdrawals and failures. As a new student you will be assigned an 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 all our students are encouraged to attend the many research seminars and social events which are held throughout the year.

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