The Department of Politics and International Relations offers a number of popular and exciting undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.
BA History with Politics is an innovative and interdisciplinary exploration into how social, cultural, and political institutions, decisions, and events have shaped societies and nations around the world.
If you want to understand the impact of the Arab Spring or the ideology of ISIS, how US foreign policy is shaped by domestic politics, how international trade affects various parts of the world, how different cultures shape political decision making, or how international NGOs operate, this is the degree for you.
The study of politics entails more than the study of government. This programme is concerned with the way in which we understand and communicate about the problems and conflicts we face, and the formal exercise of power.
This degree provides a grounding in some of the major aspects of politics and international relations. You'll learn about international systems and global governance political theory, UK, European and US politics, international political economy and undertake area-based studies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
This challenging and ground-breaking degree introduces you to core ideas and issues in politics, philosophy and economics (PPE). It will help you understand how the economy is governed, how public policy gets made, and the ideas which shape our world.
BA Sociology and Politics programme equips you with the practical tools to understand the world around you, but also to think about how to change it for the better.
Law is ‘part of a larger system of public decision-making. The rest is politics: the politics of ministers and legislators, of political parties, of media and pressure groups, and of the wider electorate’ (Jonathan Sumption, Trials of the State: Law and the Decline of Politics, 2019). In this innovative LLB, you learn the Law as part of domestic and international politics.
Working from a materially diverse basis, this programme engages with a range of empirical, aesthetic, conceptual and material issues that traverse and exceed both 'art' and ‘politics’ to speak with our current contemporaneity.
See the story behind what's right in front of you. The MA Global Political Economy explores the power dynamics of our changing world. You will work in small groups with world-class experts at the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC), and learn how to hold the world up to scrutiny.
The MA International Relations deals with the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century from a critical perspective.
How can (and should) we talk about the challenges and possibilities for development in the 21st century? This degree examines how 21st century ‘development’ has become a site of struggle, one where new forms of politics and theory have emerged.
We accept students into the Department of Politics and International Relations on the basis of a match between your proposed research and the current research interests of a potential supervisor as well as an assessment of qualifications and suitability for a research degree.
Please contact Dr Simon Griffiths, email s.griffiths (@gold.ac.uk).
Please contact the relevant convenor. MA Art and Politics - Dr Bernadette Buckley, email b.buckley (@gold.ac.uk). MA International Relations - Dr David Brenner, email d.brenner (@gold.ac.uk). MA Politics, Development and the Global South - Francisco Carballo, email f.carballo (@gold.ac.uk)
If you are interested in undertaking doctoral research in Politics at Goldsmiths, please contact Dr Nicholas Taylor, email n.taylor (@gold.ac.uk).