Department of Political Science



We offer a vibrant, diverse and supportive environment to our researchers. The Department's status as one of Britain's leading centres for research in Political Science was confirmed by the publication of the results of the 2014 Research Excellent Framework results. UCL's Department of Political Science ranked 5th on Times Higher GPA and 2nd on the Times Higher Subject Ranking on Intensity, the Guardian’s subject ranking, as well as on other measures. The department's performance contributed to a very strong performance by UCL overall. UCL had an overall research power greater than both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

In line with the School's aim to carry out high quality academic research that influences public policy, the School is involved in a wide range of academic research and policy-oriented work that is supported by a number of the leading funders of social scientific research, including the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Research Council and the British Academy.