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Our courses

Explore our range of flexible degree courses, where you'll learn about the world's most topical issues and develop valuable skills for your future career.

Why study with us?

At Reading, your studies will draw on world-leading research. You'll learn from academics who are active in international politics and experts in their fields.

Discover Politics and International Relations at Reading

Watch this video to learn more about our undergraduate courses and hear from students who have chosen to study with us.


How you'll study

Small-group seminars allow you to deepen your knowledge and develop your ideas through rigorous discussion. Gain transferable skills on placements and in innovative modules, and hear talks by inspiring guest speakers.


Life in the Department

Learn in an exciting environment where you'll be challenged and supported to thrive and grow as an individual. You'll join a passionate community of students and academics from around the world. 

Our research

Our ground-breaking work on global organisations such as the United Nations sits alongside research in international political economy, intergenerational justice and equality.

Our staff

Our academics offer particular expertise in UK, EU and American politics as well as in the United Nations. They regularly share their expertise in the media as well as bringing it to their teaching.

Holly's story

I am grateful for the experiences and the lessons I have learnt in the Department of Politics and International Relations.  I wouldn’t be where I am today if I had gone anywhere else to study.

Holly Gibbs

BA Politics and International Relations graduate