Welcome to all new undergraduate students studying at Penryn, and arriving in Autumn 2017

Welcome to the Department of Politics!

With over fifty full-time faculty members across two campuses, we are one of the largest departments in the UK. We are also one of the most diverse groups of scholars in the country, specialising in all of the major sub-fields of political studies, including public policy, international relations, political theory, and comparative politics.

During your studies of Politics and/or International Relations, you will first learn the 'core' elements of the disciplines, through a combination of lectures and tutorials. In your final year, as well as undertaking a supervised independent study project in your dissertation, which will be supervised by an expert in the field, you will have the opportunity to study topics that interest you in much greater depth, in our seminar-based, third-year modules, which are inspired by the cutting-edge research of our faculty members.

We hope your time studying with us will be intellectually stimulating and that you will be exposed to new ways of thinking about and understanding political phenomena. We also hope that your time at Exeter will be hugely enjoyable and the department regularly engages with the Politics Society, organising social events and having guest speakers from both academia and the world of politics.

Robert Lamb

Associate Professor
Head of Department

The Politics staff at Penryn would also like to extend our own special welcome to those of you who will be joining us in Cornwall.

We share the strengths and expertise of our colleagues at the Streatham campus but due to smaller class sizes are able to deliver most of our modules in a way that allows you to work closely with and learn from fellow students and staff.

We also have the unique surroundings of our shared campus and of Cornwall, which we hope you will enjoy.

We look forward to meeting you in September, but if you have any concerns in the meantime please do get in touch. We will be happy to address any questions you have, or simply to talk things over with you.

Dan Stevens
Professor in Politics
Head of Politics at the Penryn Campus, Cornwall

Preparing to arrive

For everything you need to know about preparing to arrive please see the University's main website for new students. Then please come back to this website for your Academic Induction schedule, which takes place during Freshers' Week (Monday 18 to Sunday 24 September 2017).

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