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Home to internationally respected experts in politics and government

The Department of Government is home to some of the most internationally respected experts in politics and government; producing influential research that has a global impact on policy, and delivering world-class teaching to our students.

The Department has always been able to take advantage of its prominent position within the London School of Economics and Political Science, the largest and most important European institution specialising solely in the social sciences.

Our undergraduate, masters and research students come from all corners of the globe, as do our academics. As a result the Department has a strongly cosmopolitan character and our alumni can be found found in the world's leading political science departments, as well as in journalism, commerce, central and local government, and non-governmental organisations globally.

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