Department of Politics

Our courses place you at the heart of current political thinking, research and debate. Find out more about our department.

Undergraduate study


Association for Social and Political Philosophy (ASPP) Annual Conference: Call for Papers

Tuesday 22 October 2019

The Association for Social and Political Philosophy Annual Conference is taking place at the University of York 18-20 June 2020. Our call for papers is now live,

Call for papers - York Maastricht Partnership (YMP): Global South Workshop 1 States and Emerging Markets

Tuesday 22 October 2019

The first of the Development Transformations focusses on States and Emerging Markets, organised by Jean Grugel (York) and Adam Dixon (Maastricht) and will take place on 11 December at the University of York, hosted by the IGDC. Call for papers is now live...

PhD in Global Development Opportunities

Wednesday 16 October 2019

The IGDC will be supporting applications for the Commonwealth Scholarships for its PhD in Global Development.

Postgraduate study



Research Seminar: Brexit Do or Die?

Politics Department academic staff discuss the implications of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union in this round table event


Workshop: Africa Beyond Brexit

Ideas and Practices of Postcolonial Engagement in a Changing Global Order

Athena Swan

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The Department of Politics holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Find out more.

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