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MA Study 2018/19

The environment at Warwick is very international, as many of my fellow students have lived in different countries and some even already have work experience relevant to our courses. This provides for very lively and interesting discussions (not just in class, but also while socialising) which I have not yet been able to experience anywhere else. Lieke Bos, Double Degree with Nanyang Technological University

Politics and International Studies (PAIS) is one of the UK's leading politics departments. We were ranked 1st for research environment in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework and 1st for the student experience in the entire Russell Group of top UK departments. Globally, we rank 44th among all politics and international studies departments in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings 2017. Nationally, we are placed 3rd in the UK by the Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 for the second year running, 3rd by The Guardian University Guide 2018, and 4th by The Complete University Guide 2018. Our department attracts top postgraduate students from around the world.

As a PAIS student, you will work with experts on a wide variety of topics within politics and international studies. Whether you stay within one of our four research clusters or go for a cross-cluster approach, you will have the freedom to cross 'traditional' subject lines in order to explore issues that matter to you.

With people from over 40 countries, our community has an atmosphere of diverse opinion and mutual support where lively debate and exploration of hot issues from multiple viewpoints is the norm. Come join us on this journey towards understanding and changing our world.