Interested in studying Politics and International Relations at King's? Visit our Future Students page to learn more.

In a world that is being reshaped in challenging ways, Politics and International Relations is where the action is. We provide real student engagement with small class sizes where professors know your name and what you’re about. Every year our students and faculty travel together to some of the most important sites of political action – in Canada, the United States, Africa and Europe. You learn why societies look the way they do, and how politics is the ultimate tool for change.

The first job of our award-winning faculty is your success. You’ll receive an essential core education in international relations, Canadian politics, political theory, comparative and developing politics, plus law and public policy. Then you’re free to choose specialized third- and fourth-year courses where you can explore and refine your interests. Engage with Canadian and international law. Practice negotiating peace in conflict zones. Learn how to change public policies that affect your own neighbourhood. When you’re done at King’s, you will have the knowledge and skills you need to work at great organizations or attend top grad schools.

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