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Politics, History & International Relations - Postgraduate

Politics, History and International Relations (Postgraduate) at Loughborough University

The Department of Politics, History and International Relations (PHIR) is a vibrant and convivial centre for advanced research. Postgraduate researchers work closely with specialist supervisors who undertake research in a wide range of fields.

Politics at Loughborough

  • Ranked 8th in the Guardian national league tables 2017
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction (2016 National Student Survey, Politics category)*
  • Top 5 in the UK for learning resources (2016 National Student Survey, Politics category)**
  • 96% of our 2015 graduates employed or in further study***
  • Placement opportunities to enhance key employability skills
  • Exciting, flexible degrees that provide lots of contact time with academic staff

We specialise in contemporary politics (European/EU comparative politics and democracy; political theory (especially anarchism and radical politics); in early modern and modern history (seventeenth to twentieth century British, European, international and global); international organisation and critical security studies.

We encourage interdisciplinary research and are particularly interested in receiving proposals for research in the following areas: anarchist cultural politics, British political radicalism, communications and media history, critical security studies and bio-politics of security, critical migration studies; doctrine formation in foreign policy and diplomacy, European populism, history of social theory, intellectual and cultural history, violence and imperialism.

To learn more please visit the courses page here.


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