Prof Stephen L White
PhD Programme Director
Prof Maurizio Carbone
The University of Glasgow has a long tradition of researching and teaching Politics, which dates back to the 1760s when Adam Smith gave a series of lectures on Justice, Police, Revenue and Arms.
We continue to study Politics from a broad base in close association with other social sciences (and with History, Philosophy and Law) and take a leading role in developing the discipline.
We are a centre for political research of international excellence, with long-established strengths in political theory, comparative and international politics, and European politics. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise we achieved more 'gold standard' 4* research than any other Scottish Politics department.