Who holds power and why? Is globalisation positive? When is war just? Politics and International Relations at Leicester is made for people who love to tackle the big topics. Our courses will fire your intellectual curiosity about world politics, and you'll learn how to write, research and reason with incredible clarity.
Undergraduate courses in Politics and International Relations
98% of students in work or further study six months after graduating (The Uni Guide 2021)
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Meet the tutors
Welcome to the Politics and International Relations community at Leicester. Our experts specialise in a broad range of political topics, including human rights, global issues and even the politics of space.
Dr Alex Waddan
Associate Professor in American Politics and American Foreign Policy
My research is primarily concerned with US politics. I am also Admissions Tutor for the School.
Dr Stephen Cooke
Associate Professor of Political Theory
My research mostly concerns activism and animal rights.
Dr Kelly Staples
Associate Professor in International Politics
I teach modules on international security and human rights. My research is on refugees and stateless persons in world politics.