Government & Public Policy Department of Politics


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Top 10 - The Times Good University Guide 2019

We are a top ten department in the UK according to The Times Good University Guide for 2019.

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Top 15 - Guardian's University League Tables 2020

We're number 14 in the UK for Politics in the Guardian's University League Tables 2020.

1st in Research Intensity

We are 1st in Research Intensity in Scotland and 6th in UK according to the 2014 REF.

Study with Leading Scholars

Our staff are leading scholars in comparative politics, political behaviour, international relations and public policy. Their research is used by policymakers around the world.

Change the World of Politics

Our undergraduate and graduate degrees offer students a "journey" that equips them to use theory and master practical skills to play a key role in changing world of global politics and public policy.