Department of Political Science



Our undergraduate degrees are for students who are passionate about politics, and who want to want to look in-depth behind the daily headlines to understand the forces shaping today's world. Both our BSc in Politics & International Relations, and our interdisciplinary BSc in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, will give you the tools to understand and evaluate some of the most pressing challenges of our time, both domestically and globally. Our training will equip you with the skills through which to analyse data, conduct research, and write persuasively—preparing you for a wide range of careers.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics BSc

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This programme aims to provide a broad and deep understanding of social and political phenomena and the principles informing, and consequences following, policy choices.

Politics and International Relations BSc


The newly launched programme is designed for people who are passionate about politics, and who want to look in-depth behind the headlines to understand the forces shaping today's world. 

Affiliate Students

Find out about studying on our Affiliate Political Science and International Relations programme as a Study Abroad student at UCL.

Widening Participation

In the UCL Department of Political Science, we strive to create a student community that is genuinely representative of the wider world. We are keen to recruit students from a diverse array of backgrounds. To that end, we are working in partnership with the UCL Access and Widening Participation Team to help students from under-represented backgrounds navigate and prepare for the application process.

UCL's Access and Widening Participation team offers an exciting range of visits, events and programmes for students in years 5-13 and adult learners who are under-represented in higher education. They also run activities for parents and carers, and teachers and educational professionals. All of their events and activities are designed to give students a greater insight into UCL's degree programmes and student life.
UCL Widening Participation and Access

Access/Widening Participation (Schools Engagement/visits) Departmental Enquiries
Email: polsci.admissions@ucl.ac.uk/h.elliot@ucl.ac.uk

Transition Mentors 

Check out UCL's Academic Support and find out how Transition Mentors help you settle in and can provide advice on academic topics, support services and administrative tasks that you need to complete as a first year student. Every first year undergraduate is matched to a Transition Mentor, a second or third year student from your degree programme. 

Study Abroad Stories

UCL offers a range of global opportunities for current undergraduate students. Find out from a Philosophy, Politics and Economics student what it's like to study abroad.