The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is an interdisciplinary scholarly environment producing leading research which is international in its focus and relevant to the changing circumstances of our increasingly interconnected world. We are committed to rigorous conceptual and empirical research that is politically and socially relevant and problem oriented. We aim to advance theory, knowledge and methods at the interface between the disciplines of sociology, politics and international studies. Our aim is not just to monitor the global condition but to contribute to advancing ways that might improve it.
Postgraduate study is a key part of this scholarly environment. We have a thriving postgraduate culture, and continually seek to maintain our strong reputation for producing high quality work across all our Taught Postgraduate programmes. The School is committed to academic excellence, rigorous, independent research and intellectual diversity, and to providing graduate teaching of the highest standard to a diverse international student body.
Our postgraduate teaching and learning is based primarily around weekly seminars and self-directed study supported by the academic staff, and our aim is to encourage engaged, capable and independent postgraduate students and to create a dynamic environment in which to learn. To help you along the way the links on the left hand navigation allow you to access all the main resources you’ll need as a postgraduate taught student in SPAIS.
Dr Vernon Hewitt
Director of Postgraduate programmes