The Department of Political Science / School of Public Policy is Britain's only department focused on Graduate teaching and research. Recognised in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) as one the leading research centres in Political Science, and ranked in the top ten teaching departments by the Guardian and Times Good University Guides, it offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all fields of politics, including international relations, political theory, human rights and public policy-making and administration.
Located in the magnificent School of Public Policy in one of London's most beautiful squares, we are entirely geared towards the needs of Masters and Doctoral students. Our eight Masters degrees and doctoral training programme are recognized by the British Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. With over 200 students, we offer one of the largest politics graduate programmes in the UK.
The School acts as the bridge between UCL's world-class research and the policy-making community in Britain and internationally. We have weekly seminars featuring distinguished external speakers that form a unique part of our teaching programme, and hold regular high profile events for policy makers and others that students may attend.