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Department of Politics and International Studies

Politics

Why study Politics and International Studies at Warwick?

  • Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) is one of the largest and most highly regarded departments of its kind in the UK, with a global reputation for excellence. PAIS was ranked 3rd in the UK for the second year running by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, 4th in The Guardian 2017 league table, 4th in The Complete University Guide 2017, and 50th globally by the QS World University Rankings 2016. We were rated 4th for ‘research intensity’ and ‘research power’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and came 1st in the UK among politics departments for research environment. The department also received an overall student satisfaction rating of 97% in the NSS for 2016.
  • Our core modules provide you with a comprehensive disciplinary grounding, while the broad range of options allows you to tailor your programme, perhaps developing an area of specialism in political theory, international security, international political economy, or comparative politics.
  • We attract some of the best students and academics from around 40 countries, providing PAIS with a unique mix of diversity, dynamism and valuable international expertise and experience. Our large undergraduate community provides scope for forming study groups and friendships across complementary disciplines including Sociology, Philosophy, Economics, History and Modern Languages.