Peace Studies

This year the Department of Peace Studies celebrated its 40th anniversary. This makes us the oldest university department dedicated to the study of peace and conflict - not just in the UK but also, we think, in the world!

Our students come from around the world, drawn by the department's international reputation. We have students of over 50 nationalities, and our alumni and staff work in every continent, trying to make a difference. For example, one of our graduates, Dr Saeb Muhammad Salih Erekat, is currently a member of the Palestinian parliament and is Chief Palestinian Negotiator in the Israel-Palestine conflict. Our alumni end up working in the most diverse places - in the military, in the United Nations, in NGOs both local and global, in education, journalism and government. The chance to meet people of different backgrounds and experience is unparalleled and makes for a very rich learning environment.

In 2014, our department appeared amongst the top 200 politics departments globally in the QS World University Rankings. If you are looking for a challenging, innovative and interdisciplinary degree in politics, international relations, history, security studies, peace studies, development, or a combination of these, then you have come to the right place.