Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament
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Overall, PAIS is a diverse, successful, and dynamic community of students and researchers situated in one of the UK’s leading Universities.
PAIS attracts the highest quality students from over 50 countries worldwide onto 3 core and several joint Undergraduate programmes, 10 Masters programmes, and a wide range of PhD topics. PAIS students graduate with very good career prospects in a variety of fields including government, law, business, international organisations, and the media.
Excellence in research
PAIS boasts over 40 academic staff, all of whom are research-active and represent a broad spectrum of specialties within Politics and International Studies. We also have a growing community of postdoctoral research fellows at the cutting edge of research, and PAIS is the home of several major research projects and centres including CSGR and the European Commission-funded GR:EEN Project.