Centre of Advanced International Studies

The Centre of Advanced International Studies (CAIS) has developed one of the UK’s leading International Relations programmes in one of Europe’s leading Politics departments.

We offer internationally recognised, research led teaching and supervision in areas of global importance including international security,  international political economy, international political theory and globalisation and resistance.


BA International Relations

Gain a solid grounding in understanding international issues together with the opportunity to specialise in a particular region or special subject.


MA International Relations

Solid foundations in IR theory and provides an understanding of how states, regions and multinational organisations have developed and interact.


MA Conflict, Security and Development

Academic and vocational training in international policy work with a focus on political causes as well as practical solutions.


The CAIS team

The aim of CAIS is to foster, develop and disseminate international quality research and postgraduate teaching.


Our research

CAIS is a research-led network of scholars. It provides an infrastructural base for externally funded research projects as well as thematics.