Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


Thinking Politics

There has never been a better time to study politics and get involved in debates that unravel some of the key global issues affecting our generation. 

At UCL no two politics degrees are the same, each department offers its own area of specialism and whichever programme you choose you will be taught by academics with expertise and in-depth specialist knowledge giving you the tools and platforms to voice your opinions on what is happening within today’s politics.

Find out more about the politics programmes UCL offers at Undegraduate and Graduate level using the links below. As well as some of our world-class political research, you will also find information on virtual events and open days, where you can put your questions to academics and students in departments delivering politics programmes. 

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Political Research at UCL

From the European Union to the USA of America, find out more about the world-class research on politics taking place at UCL. 


Open Days & Virtual Events

Join us online for a virtual chat, or at one of our open days, where you can put your questions to our academics and students.

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Anthropology recently launched two graduate programmes Msc Politics, Violence and Crime and MA Public diplomacy and communications. Click here to find out more about these programmes and how you can apply.

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The department of European & International Social & Political Studies specialise in providing undergraduate programmes. European Social and Political Studies (ESPS) and International Social and Political Studies (ISPS) are challenging, flexible, diverse four-year programmes at a university known for academic innovation, open access and the quality of its teaching. For further information click here.

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Institute of Americas

The department is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada, and act as a focal point in the UK for students and researchers seeking to develop in-depth regional and continental knowledge of the Americas. The department run a number of both undergraduate and graduate politics related programmes, click her to discover more.

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Political Science

The Department of Political Science offers a stimulating environment for the study of all fields of politics in the centre of London. They provide programmes on both an undergraduate and graduate level which tackle all aspects of the political environment both on a national and international level. Click to find out more.

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The department is one of the UK's largest institutions for research and teaching on Russia, the Baltics, and Central, Eastern and South-East Europe. They provide programmes both on an undergraduate and graduate level, with degrees specialising in politics and Sociology and History, Politics and Economics. Click here to find out more.

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