Department of Political Science


Life at Political Science

Find out more about the community, support, activities, and events that will contribute to your experience within the Department of Political Science, the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, and UCL as a whole. Student societies, exhibitions, lectures, and valuable training is just a snippet of what is on offer for you.
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The International Public Policy Review

A rigorous student-led academic journal, publishing both original research and innovative commentary from within the School of Public Policy’s postgraduate community. 

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The International and Public Affairs Society

A student-run society for all students in the Department of Political Science. We mainly organise social and fundraising events and endeavour to develop a strong and friendly community within the School of Public Policy (SPP).

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UCL Q-Step Short Courses

The UCL Q-Step Centre provides some of the most extensive training in quantitative methods to undergraduates anywhere in the UK. Through a combination of lectures, small seminars and lab sessions, UCL students receive hands-on training in our innovative and inter-disciplinary degree programmes.

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UCL Writing Lab

The Writing Lab is available to all undergraduate and Masters students across the following areas - Joint Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences; Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment; Psychology.

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Student Union

The home of clubs and societies, events, nights out, student democracy, advice, sports and great places to eat and drink.

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UCL Student Centre

The Student Centre is the new heart of UCL's Bloomsbury campus, providing 1,000 additional study spaces and enhancing the student experience.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Here you will be able to find information on issues relating to race, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation, and disability, amongst other equalities initiatives at UCL.

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Green UCL

Green UCL brings together students and staff in tackling the challenges of sustainability. We're a partnership of UCL's Sustainability Team and network of Green Champions. We work to improve the impact of UCL's estate, build community and further research, and we need your help.

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UCL Research IT Training

These courses are part of our regular training provision for UCL researchers, which includes both classroom based training and online training via UCL Moodle (see course details for links to online versions).


UCL Minds

UCL Minds is a programme of lectures, performances, exhibitions, podcasts and stories which showcase the brilliant and curious minds here at UCL.


Your feedback is shaping UCL

Your feedback will help us make changes for future students in the same way previous students’ feedback helped make some of the changes you’ve seen during your time at UCL.


UCL Social Data Institute

Led by the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences (SHS), the new Social Data Institute will amplify UCL’s advanced research and teaching in social data and methods.