Politics and International Studies

Get to the core of current political thinking. Politics and International Relations is part of the School of Law and Politics, which sits within the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics.


The breadth of expertise from our Politics, Security and International Studies staff enables us to offer highly respected undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as a renowned research programme. We have expertise in the fields of international relations, security studies, legislative studies, the politics of the European Union, political economy, globalisation and global governance, and political theory.

Foundation year Year abroad Industrial placement Integrated Masters


Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Research


"What made my mind up was the staff and how knowledgeable and engaging they were."

Edward Chapman
War and Security Studies

Why study at Hull?

From your first steps on campus until the day you graduate and beyond, we’re always working to bring you the very best experience, which means there are loads of reasons to make Hull the place to launch your career in politics. Take a look at just some of the benefits you’ll get when studying Politics, Security and International Studies at Hull:


We offer the UK's largest integrated Westminster placement scheme - providing students on all our undergraduate politics degrees with unmatched access to the corridors of power.


There's a chance for students to visit Brussels as part of their degree, where they will get to see the inner workings of the European Union.


Our other politics degrees give you the option to complete one-trimester internship in Westminster. That also gets you an invite to our exclusive seminar series, featuring presentations by senior Parliamentary officials.

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Our Research

We're at the forefront of Law and Politics research, with our expertise and our interdisciplinary approach setting us apart.

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The employment prospects for Politics students are great - recent roles that our graduates have taken up have included Senior Assistant in the Prime Minister’s Political Office, Director of Communications for the Financial Times, Member of Parliament, and Head of Political Communications for the Labour Party

While you're studying, our Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success is here to improve your chances of success. Working in tandem with the University's Careers and Employability service, we're committed to connecting our students with a wide range of employment-related opportunities, offering them the possibility to use their learning and skills to make a real difference.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018

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95.9%of students are in work or further study six months after graduating*


Our Facilities

Facilities at the University of Hull are among the best in the field and are benefitting from considerable investment to make our overall offer second to none. We're always looking for new technologies and new ways to enhance the experience for both students and businesses.

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International Opportunities

To help you build an international perspective into your future academic or professional career, we provide a wide range of opportunities to experience the global business environment. Many Politics students are given the opportunity to gain valuable international experience as part of their degree. Options include a year abroad or a short summer school at one of our many partner institutions.

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Study at one of many of our international partner instituitons, in countries right across the world



Business Engagement

We work with local and regional businesses to provide a range of services, from formal training to conference spaces. See how we can help your business.

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Now see for yourself

The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.

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School of Law and Poltics 
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX