Politics and International Relations

We research and teach in areas such as Russian politics, politics of the Middle East, international security, humanitarian intervention, or the politics of sub-state nationalism

We are ranked 2nd in Scotland and 9th in the UK

Guardian University Guide 2020

Our courses integrate learning across the subjects of politics and international relations to help you understand the interactions between people, places and power relationships.

We are active researchers with a strong focus on addressing real-world issues and changes, and we use these strengths to teach and support you in your studies.

Professor Kurt Mills writes for The Conversation

"How Donald Trump’s ‘America first’ agenda has damaged global human rights", co-written with Rodger A Payne, University of Louisville
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Eliza and Melanie Chiswell

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Twin sisters Eliza and Melanie Chiswell will this week celebrate all they have achieved at the University of Dundee, despite the cancellation of the Graduation ceremonies they had looked forward to for four years.

Published on 23 June 2020

Scottish Human Rights Defenders

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Campaigners from Russia and Zambia have begun a three-month fellowship at the University of Dundee designed to support those at risk for their work in protecting human rights around the world

Published on 21 October 2019

Donavere Benjamin-Mohan and a team of fellow students

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An app designed to reduce food waste by listing overstocked items in real time is ready to hit the shelves, thanks to a University of Dundee student

Published on 8 July 2019

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Vladimir Putin’s presidency of Russia prevents potentially dangerous political elements from seizing control of the country, a University of Dundee expert has said

Published on 15 April 2019