Research in the School

The School covers a wide range of research areas and are currently engaged in plans for research dissemination in continental Europe, the USA and Asia.

Student studying in the Library

As a School we aim to sustain and develop research excellence, and promote research impact. Consequently staff within the Department are active in a wide range of research areas, with members currently engaged in plans for research dissemination in Europe, the USA and Asia.

Research Clusters

Politics and Internal Relations research is structured into three active research clusters.

These groups aim to promote and support high quality research, acting as a stimulating and supportive research environment for research staff and PhD students working in these areas. The three clusters meet regularly, organise seminars with external speakers and serve as a platform to discuss research in progress by staff and PhD students.

Detailed information about the research interests of individual staff and their recent publications can be found on their staff pages.

Recent Publications

All our staff are actively engaged in publishing high-quality outputs from their research. You will find here a selected list of staff publications, and can find a more comprehensive list of publications on their individual pages.

Research Projects

Staff in the Department engage in wide-ranging, international recognised research on a broad range of topics. These pages include information about current and past externally-funded research projects in the Department.

Research Impact

The impact achieved by the School reflects the wide range of staff research interests, and the types of impact achieved include influencing public policy, enhancing professional standards and training, stimulating public and professional debate, and guiding political parties.

Non-academic user groups of our research include:

  • Political Parties
  • Policy Makers
  • Government at Local, National, and International levels
  • Police Forces and Military Professionals
  • Businesspeople
  • Journalists and Media Organisations

Research Students

The School offers a wide-range of research degrees, both campus based and by Distance Learning, and a vibrant Postgraduate Research (PGR) Student culture.

We will be happy to welcome you if you are interested in undertaking a research degree with us.

Seminars and Events

The School has a vibrant programme of research seminars. These are organised by the three research clusters who invite external speakers who are working in key areas of the group’s activities.

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Contact Details

Department of Politics and International Relations
University of Leicester
University Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2702