Cambridge has a long and distinctive tradition in the study of politics and international relations with particular emphasis, going back over a century, on historical, legal, economic and philosophical approaches to the study of political theory and international politics.
The establishment of the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) in January 2009 provides a new institutional focus at Cambridge for teaching and research on politics in all its dimensions; international and comparative, theoretical and empirical, abstract and practical.
The Department offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It has particular research strengths in international politics, political economy, comparative politics and political thought, and has one long-established research centre, the Centre of International Studies, and two new Centres, the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, and the Cambridge Centre of Political Thought, which is run jointly with History.
The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)
First Floor, 17 Mill Lane
Tel: Politics: 01223 (7)67255
Tel: International Studies: 01223 (7)67235/6
Fax: 01223 (7)67237