The Department of Politics and International Relations offers an exciting and flexible range of courses for those with an interest in this dynamic field.

Our expertise covers a broad range of areas in the study of politics, including political theory, EU and domestic political systems, public policy and International Relations. Many of the materials we use for our courses are written by academics and teaching staff within the department, who are committed to positioning the department of Politics and International Relations as a centre for excellence in research and teaching.



Choose from a wide range of innovative degree courses in Politics at Cardiff University including single honours, joint honours and our unique Cardiff-Bordeaux Joint Degree/Diploma.

Postgraduate Master's

Postgraduate master’s degrees

At postgraduate level we offer taught master’s degrees in Politics, Public Policy, International Relations and Political Theory, allowing students to explore their areas of interest in more depth.

Postgraduate Reserach

Postgraduate research

We offer the opportunity to study for a PhD or MPhil in Politics in a thriving postgraduate community, supported by our team of highly motivated academic staff.