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.  Today, Politics at Glasgow produces innovative and influential research across the three main areas of the discipline: Comparative Politics, International Relations and Political Theory.

Our researchers are actively involved in various research networks and groups across the University, which help to support and develop a range of interdisciplinary research projects.  These include:

Our high level of research was reflected in the 2014 REF, with 66% of our outputs assessed to be internationally excellent or better.