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Our degree courses at the University of York place you at the heart of current political thinking, research and debate.

Professor Matthew Festenstein

Head of the Department of Politics

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I really couldn’t imagine being anywhere else! My degree has allowed me to study a broad range of subjects, from classic British politics and the politics of development, to South African and Indian politics.

Oliver, BA Politics

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With more than 30 academic staff and researchers, the Department has expertise across the discipline.

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Events

Wed
17
Sep

The Idea of Social Equality

First of four workshops to be held on 17 - 18 September 2014

Wed
8
Oct

The Politics of the Human

Talk by Anne Phillips from the LSE

Thu
9
Oct

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