University of Birmingham
The School of Government and Society is one of the leading UK and International Centres for Governance, Political Science, International Relations, International Development, Sociology, Public Management and European studies.
Comprising of four departments, the School is committed to excellent standards of academic and policy work. It engages in a number of high profile international research and policy networks as well as delivering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research opportunities
The School of Government of Society is comprised of the following departments:
In terms of our academic interests, we are a diverse school, bringing together leading academic experts from Local Government through to International Relations. This allows us to collaborate closely not only within the School itself, but also with our schools and colleges within the university outside, allowing us to offer a wide-range of relevant academic modules to students and to undertake cross-disciplinary research.
The University offers a wide range of facilities including versatile lecture theatres, break out rooms, exhibition space, wireless connection and a plethora of social and sporting facilities and opportunities.
As well as having the benefit of sharing the fantastic facilities that the University of Birmingham has to offer, the School is also fortunate enough to be mainly located in one of the most impressive buildings on the campus. The Muirhead Tower underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2009 and contains 21st century facilities that support our work and helps foster and environment of achievement and opportunity.
We are located on the leafy Edgbaston campus which is only 3 miles from the centre of Birmingham and we are the only university in Britain to have our own train station, making access to the city centre easy.
Birmingham itself is a vibrant city, famed for culture and entertainment, which owes much of its success to the size of its ever-thriving international business community. Just 2 hours from London by train, 30 minutes from an international airport and access to the UK's major road and rail networks Birmingham also has excellent transportation links making it an excellent location to live, work and study.
You can also see more of our alumni profiles on our school website.
For more information about studying in the School of Government and Society, please visit our website or contact us.
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