Why Westminster?

Studying Politics and International Relations in one of the world’s most global cities is an experience like no other.

Not only is the University of Westminster close to centres of political power, but you also have the opportunity to study in a department that is recognised internationally for its innovative approach to teaching and scholarship.

Located in the heart of London, we have a proud history of engagement with policy makers, employers, political organisations and government institutions. We value these connections with our political community, and encourage you to make the most of them whilst at the same time building a career profile as part of your professional training.

As a specialist centre for the study of Politics and International Relations, we have an enviable reputation for the quality of our debates about important questions concerning the world we live in today. We offer you a thriving academic community, as reflected in the diverse activities and initiatives that our students get involved with.

We value our students as the most important part of University life, and encourage you to become involved in the life of the Department. Our lecturers and professors are leaders in their fields and we regularly attract high profile speakers from all over the world.

Our courses will challenge you to question your own ideas about the way that global, national and local politics and society operate. Our primary goal is to challenge you to think about the world in exciting and new ways. We value theoretical knowledge, but we also realise that our core mission is to prepare you practically for professional life and lifelong learning.

At Westminster you will join a student body that is actively involved in politics and international relations. Our staff and students are passionate about politics, and we have designed our curriculum around their expertise.

The Politics and International Relations curriculum will give you flexibility and choice in designing your programme, and will enable you to tailor your degree to your own interests.

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Courses

Undergraduate and postgraduate study in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

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Research

We are home to the internationally recognised Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD).

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People

Academic staff in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

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Open days

Visit our undergraduate open days or postgraduate information evenings to meet our staff and students and to see our facilities.