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One of Britain's leading centres for research in Political Science

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Thinking of studying for MPhil/PhD degree with us? Then see our Doctoral section.

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 Assessment Exercise. 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 within the following groups and projects:

Current and recently funded research projects

  • Evidence for Action on Maternal Mortality in Africa (Options Consultancy Services) - [Sarah Clark]
  • The Europeanization and professionalization of corporate lobbying: a Career Path Analysis of European Government Affairs Managers (British Academy) - [David Coen]
  • Electricity and Rural Development: Insights from a Natural Experiment in Punjab, Pakistan (International Growth Centre) - [Lauge Poulsen]
  • Making Political Theory Matter: From Academic Research to Policy Impact (BA) - [Jeff Howard]
  • Regime Interactions and Impact in Transnational Narcotics Governance: the International Drug Control Regime and the International Human Rights Regime (BA) - [Tom Pegram]
  • The representative audit of Britain (ESRC) - [Jennifer van Heerde-Hudson]

Research Themes and Groups

Related links

Research Assessment Exercise


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29/31 Tavistock Square,
London, WC1H 9QU.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 4999,
Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 4978,

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