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


Ian Foxley: University of York 3 Minute Thesis Award

Thursday 20 June 2019

Congratulations to PhD student Ian Foxley

The Department of Politics is on Instagram

Monday 17 June 2019

We're on Instagram @uniofyorkpoliticsdept

Susan Forde Rapid Response funding

Thursday 6 June 2019

Congratulations to Dr Susan Forde, who has won Rapid Response funding from the Learning and Teaching Forum.

Postgraduate study



Global futures: China as a European power

Do Chinese investments in Europe threaten the Liberal International Economic Order? Does the extension of the OBOR into Europe potentially undermine the ideals of liberal democracy on the continent? More broadly, what do China’s investments at the gateway to Europe portend for global futures? Join Dr Indrajit Roy and Dr Dimitrios Stroikos from the department of Politics, York as they explore and chat with expert colleagues who are reflecting on precisely these questions.


The Challenge of Managing Chinese Influence and Interference

The Department of Politics is delighted to welcome Professor Christopher R Hughes (LSE) to speak on the theme ‘The Challenge of Managing Chinese Influence and Interference’. The talk will be followed by a discussion.


Recognition & Respect in Early Modern Philosophy

11-12 July Speakers including Dr Tim Stuart-Buttle

Our research

Twitter updates

Athena Swan

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

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