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If you want to change the world, or simply understand what it is and your place within it, then you’ve reached the right place.

We are a multi-disciplinary school which brings together academics in Politics, Philosophy, and International Relations to deliver excellent degree courses and world-class research - we were No. 1 in the National Student Survey 2016, and SPIRE’s research was rated among the strongest in the UK for its impact in the most recent UK Treatment Excellence Framework.

Our academics seek answers to some of the world’s biggest philosophical questions, unpick and understand political thought and political action, and interpret and explain complex, global political events. We offer single and dual honours degree courses in Politics, Philosophy, and International Relations:

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