The School of Politics and International Studies at Leeds brings together research and study in key areas of politics, international relations, global development and security. Our range of high-quality programmes are informed by cutting-edge research and relevant to professional contexts worldwide. As an academic community our shared vision is to investigate, understand, and help shape the ‘politics of global challenges’ to have a real impact on some of the most pressing issues faced by across the world.
Choosing Leeds means joining a thriving postgraduate community, connecting you to fellow students and postgraduate researchers from across the UK and the globe, bringing a wealth of new perspectives to your studies.
You'll benefit from excellent study facilities, personal development support, a range of clubs and societies, sports and fitness facilities, and volunteering programmes.
Our campus is just a 10-minute walk from Leeds city centre – a vibrant city which boasts a reputation as a student-friendly location. At the heart of Yorkshire, Leeds hosts a mix of culture, entertainment, and stunning local countryside, so there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.
The University of Leeds is part of the prestigious Russell Group of research-led universities in the UK.