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 also 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.

As you begin your studies, you will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of political issues and policy-making processes within the UK as well as an insight into the ideas and processes behind globalisation. You will then develop an understanding of theories, principles and concepts in comparative politics and international relations.

As your studies advance, you will choose between optional modules featuring exciting contemporary topics such as the politics of nationalism, Russian, Irish and Middle East politics, illegal drugs, surveillance, gender and sexuality, human rights, and humanitarian intervention, many of which are unique to The University Of Dundee.

In the global spotlight

We are one of the world’s top 200 universities, according to Times Higher Education, and in their global Top 20 of young universities.

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Flexible world-class degrees with great student satisfaction


One-to-one guidance

We are number 2 in the UK for overall satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2017


World-class teaching

We recently won a gold award, the highest possible rating, in the Teaching Excellence Framework.


Maximise your career opportunities

Recent graduates have gone on to jobs in politics, the third sector, journalism and research.


Develop your knowledge

Take modules in a wide range of social sciences, humanities and languages.

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