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Welcome to York‌‎‎‌

Professor Matthew Festenstein, Head of Department

Now is an exciting time to be studying Politics, and our degree courses at the University of York place you at the heart of current political thinking, research and debate.

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Events

Wed
8
Oct

The Politics of the Human

Talk by Anne Phillips from the LSE

Thu
9
Oct

Autumn Term Graduate Colloquium: "Cooperation and Conflict in Workers' Collectives"

A 20 minute presentation covering core aspects of a PhD project, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

Thu
16
Oct

Autumn Term Graduate Colloquium: "Public Opinion and Political Party Strategies on Climate Change".

A 20 minute presentation covering core aspects of a PhD project, followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

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Research

The Department of Politics at York is a vibrant and flourishing department with a st‌rong focus on research excellence. With more than 30 academic staff and researchers, the Department has expertise across the discipline.

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