Politics at York leads with ideas. Problem-driven, agenda-setting and action-oriented – our research is at the forefront of the discipline.
We're shaping global debates and breaking new ground to address the most pressing challenges the world faces today.
Ranked eighth for overall research performance in the Research Excellence Framework
(Times Higher Education 2014)
Our vibrant community of academic staff, research staff and PhD students is organised across four research clusters. Research clusters provide disciplinary focus. They also encourage a high level of collaboration across areas in which we have outstanding strength.
Through Ideas Labs, Work-in-Progress sessions and research seminars with external speakers, research clusters act as hubs for research excellence, promoting research ideas from inception through project development and publication into impact.
We collaborate with partners – academic and non-academic – throughout the University and worldwide. Our interdisciplinary research centres provide the perfect platform for these exchanges and for wider collaboration around research themes and large research programmes:
University research themes
Complex problems have no disciplinary boundaries and require joined-up thinking.
We lead collaboration across the University's research themes – areas of research excellence that cross departmental boundaries. We have strong partnerships within three themes:
Our networks provide a forum for cross-cutting research collaboration and discussion:
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