Welcome to the Department of Politics and International Studies.
Teaching and research in the Department is distinguished by a critical approach to the study of the politics of the Global South. SOAS Politics programmes are unique in their engagement with the developments and realities of African, Asian and Middle Eastern domestic and international politics, while also offering innovative and challenging perspectives for understanding these realities.
The department of Politics and International Studies enables students to follow many different careers in business, government, international organisations and NGOs. Students leave SOAS with a knowledge and understanding of the complex political and cultural issues of global politics.