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Politics lecture

We live in a period of rapid change in all spheres of life - political, cultural, economic and social. The study of politics and international relations is concerned with understanding these changes and the fundamental challenges linked to them. Our degree programmes are designed to provide the means of making sense of issues of contemporary significance, and of training people in skills for a variety of work settings.

Staff in the Department are engaged in research on a wide range of subjects and our teaching is informed by the very latest information and research findings. The Department focuses on political life at the global, the national and the local levels. The different approaches we take in our research and teaching complement and enrich one other, and this is reflected in the way in which our degree programmes are designed and taught.

Despite approaching our centenary, we are also a 'young' Department. This has created a unique opportunity for our researchers to build a curriculum in politics and international relations that is truly up-to-date and reflects the most recent innovations in the discipline. We strive to ensure that the research and teaching we offer at Royal Holloway is of the highest quality.

Teaching excellence

Since 2006, staff in the Department have received a total of 19 teaching prizes.

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