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

Based on REF 2014 results, the Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number six in the UK and first in Scotland for research intensity in politics and international studies.

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.