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I can confidently say that my experience in PAIS has been inspiring. I particularly enjoy the familial community created by the friendly PAIS staff, post-docs and PhD students, with whom I feel inspired every day through our conversations on both academic and non-academic topics. Someone else might say the PhD experience is isolated and torturous, but I can tell you that I am having a great time here in PAIS.Jue Wang, PhD Candidate

Ranked 6th in the UK and 35th in the world for Political Science, PAIS attracts top students from around the world to form a vibrant research community. On average, 11 students graduate with PhDs from the department every year, and many of them now hold academic posts across the world.

PAIS PhD students conduct research on a wide variety of topics; you can view the current cohort and their working titles on the PAIS People page. The People page also contains profiles of all our research-active academics, where you can search for a supervisor who shares your research interests.

The department of Politics and International Studies is a dynamic, intellectually stimulating environment where students from across the globe come together with cutting-edge academic researchers to study, collaborate, and exchange ideas. The range of expertise represented in our 50+ academics means we can supervise a broad spectrum of research projects, allowing you to personalise your degree according to your interests and career goals.

Postgraduate Research in PAIS

Ranked 6th in the UK and 35th in the world for Political Science, PAIS attracts top students from around the world to form a vibrant research community. On average, 11 students graduate with PhDs from the department every year, and many of them now hold academic posts across the world.

PAIS PhD students conduct research on a wide variety of topics; you can view the current cohort and their working titles on the PAIS People page. The People page also contains profiles of all our research-active academics, where you can search for a supervisor who shares your research interests.

Jue WangStudent Profile

Jue Wang
PhD Candidate

I can confidently say that my experience in PAIS has been inspiring. I have an economics academic background, but it did not prevent me from settling into PAIS because we are all contributing to the multi-disciplinary nature of the department. PAIS is very supportive with regards to teaching, conferences, research programmes, and other research- and career-related opportunities. I particularly enjoy the familial community created by the friendly PAIS staff, post-docs and PhD students, with whom I feel inspired every day through our conversations on both academic and non-academic topics. Someone else might say the PhD experience is isolated and torturous, but I can tell you that I am having a great time here in PAIS.

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Why choose PAIS?

The department of Politics and International Studies is a dynamic, intellectually stimulating environment where students from across the globe come together with cutting-edge academic researchers to study, collaborate, and exchange ideas. The range of expertise represented in our 50+ academics means we can supervise a broad spectrum of research projects, allowing you to personalise your degree according to your interests and career goals.

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