Postgraduate taught degrees

Glasgow has a long tradition of researching and teaching politics, dating back to when Adam Smith gave a series of lectures on justice, police, revenue and arms at the University.

Politics & International Relations at Glasgow produces innovative and influential research across three main clusters:

  • Comparative Politics, with an emphasis on the quality of democracy, political communication and processes of political transformation, especially in the rising powers of China and Russia. Cluster research groups include: citizens, communication and political actors; transformation.
  • International Relations, especially the normative dimensions of security and EU external relations as well as development, from an empirical perspective. Associated research groups include: Historic and International Theory (HINT); Glasgow Global Security Network.
  • Human Rights, with a focus on the politics of protection and the gender, sexuality, rights nexus. Associated research groups include: Gender & Sexualities Forum; Glasgow Human Rights Network.