Staff in the Politics section of the Department are engaged in a diverse range of research topics, with the primary areas of interest being:

Recent and Current Research Projects

Members of the section have excellent links with the wider research communities in their respective areas of expertise:

Peter Barberis is a member of the Joint University Council Public Administration Committee,  Annabel Kiernan is a member of the  Executive Committee of the PSA and Roz Fox was Chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Society 2004-2008 and is currently a tenant board member on the Management Board of City West Housing Trust. Steve Hurst was an invited participant in the `Experts Seminars’ which were organised to inform the investigations conducted by the `Iraq Inquiry’ chaired by Sir John Chilcott and is the current Chair of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association (PSA).

In recent years the Department has hosted the very successful `Workshops in Political Theory’ and the `Alternative Futures and Popular Protest’ conference on an annual basis. In 2011-12 it hosted the annual conference of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies.

Politics Research Degrees 

Opportunities are available to study for a PhD on a full-time / part-time basis and through distance learning.

Politics Research Degrees