What is Politics and International Relations?


Politics is an extremely broad discipline and subject area, concerning issues as large in scale as international conflicts and as small in scale as particular familial relationships. It is often misunderstood and characterised by concern for Westminster. This page attempts to clarify the breadth, depth and, above all, value of political study. It contains a walk-through and video overview of studying Politics/IR at Lancaster, a video overview of Lancaster’s Collegiate system, as well as a series of videos produced by 3rd year undergraduate students which explain politics and seek to explore its relevance to young people.