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Global Social Sciences and International Studies

Global Activity is core to the mission of the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.  Our research is world-leading and tackles major global challenges. Our academics work with top collaborators around the world to develop strong international research and education partnerships, and foster an environment for the vibrant interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, and the teaching of international students from over 120 countries.

Our Partners

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is proud to be establishing academic contact with partner institutions at the forefront of their research.



East Asia

South Asia

Middle East and North Africa



Work with us

To discuss any aspect of our global partnerships, including existing collaborations, establishing a new international partnership and funding opportunities available, please contact:

Professor Li Li, Associate Dean Global (ADG)

Nick Chavasse, Business Partner, Global Partnerships

Visit us

International visitors

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies encourages visits from high-quality doctoral students and researchers who wish to contribute to, and participate in the research culture and work of the College. Normally, our visiting scholars are full-time members of another university.

We expect our visiting scholars to participate in the academic life of the department as much as possible, for example, engaging in discussions or joint projects with departmental members and presenting papers about their own research seminar programmes. There are a number of options for visiting scholars to come to the College.

Visiting research students

Research students should initially identify an academic mentor within the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. The mentor will then contact the Admissions team via to obtain a link to the on-line application form for the visiting PGR to complete.

For general admissions enquiries, applicants are advised to contact the PGR admissions team via

Visiting scholars

Academics or researchers wishing to visit the College of Social Sciences and International Studies for a period of between three to six months can apply to visit the College by filling out this International visitors application form.

Before doing so, applicants are encouraged to read the guidance for Visiting Scholars that accompanies the application and discuss their application with colleagues in the academic department that they are hoping to visit.

Any questions?

For any enquiries related to the Visiting Scholars process, please contact Nick Chavasse, Business Partner for the College.