We are a vibrant and diverse department based in Lancaster University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. PPR was formed in 2010 by merging three subjects – Politics and International Relations, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. It’s the only department of its kind in the UK, and a great place to study and research.
Politics, Philosophy and Religion
Open up a world of opportunities with Politics, Philosophy and Religion – the only department of its kind in the UK.
In UK for Research Power in the most recent Research Excellence Framework
For Satisfied with teaching (Philosophy)
The Guardian University Guide (2024)
For Theology and Religious Studies
The Complete University Guide (2024)
We offer a range of postgraduate taught programmes, including MA degrees in our core subject areas of Politics, International Relations, Philosophy and Religious Studies. In addition, we offer several Distance Learning programmes, especially in Diplomacy and International Relations, as well as Postgraduate Certificates in Religious Studies. Postgraduates play a full part in our vibrant intellectual community, with opportunities to engage with both undergraduates and academic staff.
The department is home to internationally recognised research in politics, philosophy and religious studies. Areas of strength include religion, values and society; political theory and contemporary ethical debates; religion and conflict; and international relations and security.
Careers and Employability
Recent PPR graduates have pursued a range of careers in different sectors: from the civil service, diplomacy, journalism, and the charity sector, to financial services, marketing, and accounting. A PPR degree can help set you apart from other graduates on the job market.Careers and employability
Meet Our Alumni
Our alumni share their experiences, tips and advice, including how their degrees led them to their current jobs. They have taken up a wide range of careers, ranging from Media Relations Officer in Her Majesty’s Revenue to Customs and Government Affairs Manager at Vodafone.Our Alumni
Meet Our Current Students
Our current cohort of students enthusiastically shares a wealth of experiences, valuable tips, and insightful advice, providing a comprehensive glimpse into the ongoing journey and development of their academic pursuits.Current Student Blog
Professor Alison Stone is organising a series of online talks on the theme of Women in Nineteenth Century Philosophy.
Professor Alison Stone is organising a series of online talks on the theme of Women in Nineteenth Century Philosophy. The talks will take place from March to May, and are open to all.
For details and to subscribe to the talks, please visit: https://diversityreadinglist.org/event-series/women-in-nineteenth-century-philosophy/
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