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Welcome from Professor Andrew Russell, Head of the Department of Politics

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Politics at the University of Liverpool. We offer 4 main areas of study: international politics, political theory, comparative analysis and British politics. All UG and PG programmes are directly informed by our research with an emphasis on engaging with the 'real world'. 

There’s never been a better time to study politics. For example,

  • If the Covid19 pandemic has made you wonder about differing government reactions across the globe, Politics at Liverpool can help you piece together an understanding of international relations, the global economy, and concepts like ‘soft power’.
  • If you’ve been struck by contradictions between keeping the economy afloat and protecting public health, you can study how public policy choices are made in national and international contexts.
  • If you’re concerned by ethical and moral questions in contemporary society, you can study modules in political theory, multiculturalism, and feminist approaches.
  • If you’re outraged by injustice, you can study modules such as the politics of race and marginalization in Liverpool – a city dealing with its own history and future vision.
  • If you’re interested the outcomes of elections and referendums, or concerned about climate debates, the media environment, the use of populism, rhetorical devices in parliament or campaigns, you’ll find many modules to choose from.

These are just a few of the areas that your study of Politics might take. These are challenging times but together we can meet the challenge and make this the most exciting time to be starting a degree in politics.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. Our Student Support Centre is based at 11 Abercromby Square, and open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, or you can email us - hlcenq@liverpool.ac.uk. 

I look forward to welcoming you to the Department.

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