Our Research Highlights

  • 69% of research in Politics, International Studies and Media Studies is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • 60% of our research outputs are recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • 100% of the impact of research conducted in Politics, International Studies and Media Studies is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • Our research income of £953,218 represented an increase of over 78% compared to REF2014
  • 34 PhD completions, representing an increase of 45% from REF2014
  • We secured 11 funded PhD scholarships

Our Vision

Our vision is to deliver world leading research which influences national and international policy, informs global governance and enhances political engagement and civic inclusion.  

Our Environment

Our vibrant interdisciplinary research community incorporates a wide breadth of specialisms and draws on the work of colleagues from Politics and International Relations, Media and Communication and Philosophy.  This breadth of expertise has facilitated a focus on interdisciplinary enquiry committed to producing world-leading research, and providing solutions to local, regional and international challenges.

Our Outputs

Since 2014 we have published 13 monographs, over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and make regular contributions to a wide range of media platforms advising on matters such as Welsh, UK and European politics and elections, policy-related issues as well as providing submissions to parliamentary committees to contribute to legislative inquiry.

Our Impact

Our researchers are building strong partnership platforms to achieve impacts on international and national policy such as globally changing government approaches in drug and crime control policies, leading changes in policy development for rural communities in West Africa resulting in substantial economic, health and educational benefits.  We have also pioneered advancement in understanding the challenges of digital inclusion for sight and hearing impaired groups, achieving changes in broadcaster and charity policies to benefit sensory impaired users of digital media in Wales.

Our Community

Meet the Politics and International Studies staff and postgraduate community