The Department of Politics and International Relations enjoys a strong international reputation for excellence in research.

Politics and International Relations at Cardiff University has achieved considerable success in national and global rankings and was deemed “excellent” by the Centre for Higher Education Development. We are at the cutting-edge of our field, delivering unique, interdisciplinary research projects.

The combination of established researchers with international reputations and young scholars has meant that we have been able to develop a dynamic and forward-looking research ethos. Many of the materials we use for our courses are written by academics and teaching staff within the department.

We pride ourselves on creating the engaging environment for postgraduate research for those wishing to study a full and part-time PhD or MPhil, with supervision available across a wide range of research topics.

REF 2014

REF 2014

Find out more about our submissions and view the results from 18 December.

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Centres, groups and units

Find out more about the research centres, groups and units associated with the Department of Politics and International Relations.

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Browse recently published books, articles and more by scholars at the Department of Politics and International Relations.

We are committed to ensuring ethical research practices and our review process is designed to reflect the diversity of our research disciplines and interests.