School of History, Politics and International Relations

The School of History, Politics and International Relations (HyPIR) was formed in August 2016. It houses the subject areas of: Students at computer for homepage


Politics and International Relations

American Studies

and is also home to world-leading research clusters and centres. These include:

Centre for English Local History

Global Ethics and Political Theory

Intelligence, Security and Strategic Studies

Parties, Participation and Public Opinion

The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The Centre for Urban History

It provides the vibrant hub for a number of external partnerships, including that with the NATO Defense College, and offers a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, whether on campus or via Distance Learning, or through full-time or part-time routes.

The School’s activities are overseen by a Management Committee, the core of which comprises Dr George Lewis (Head of School), Dr Philip Lynch (Deputy Head of School), Professor Rob Garner and Professor Jo Story (Research Directors), Dr Elizabeth Clapp (Academic Director), Dr Andrew Johnstone (Director, CAS), and Dr Andrew Tams (History, Politics & VCLL Operations Manager).

The Admissions Tutors are Dr Andrew Hopper (History undergraduate degrees), Mr Stephen Hopkins (Politics & IR undergraduate degrees), Dr Helen Dexter (Distance Learning degrees), and Dr Toby Lincoln and Dr Rob Dover (Research degrees in History and Politics / IR respectively).

The University of Leicester is an academic partner of the NATO Defense College.

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