Webinar: Discover Politics and International Relations at University of Reading

Representative: Joseph O'Mahoney & Sarah von Billerbeck
03rd May 2022
16:00 - 17:00
SI-UK India (online)

Discover more about politics and international relations at the University of Reading in this special webinar for Indian students.

Explore the world's most pressing issues with our dynamic research-led degrees. We are living in unpredictable political times. There is no better time to study politics than now; join the debate.  

  • Recognised for research quality: We are ranked 9th in the UK by research intensity in Politics and International Studies, with 80% of our research impact judged to be world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014). 
  • Wide-ranging expertise: Our areas of strength include Applied Political Theory, Comparative Politics, Public Policy Analysis, Conflict, Security, Strategy and International Relations.  
  • Research-led, relevant teaching: Study with academics who have personal experience in public policy, government departments and international organizations.  
  • Flexible study: We offer a wide range of optional modules that enable you to develop a broad understanding of the field, or specialize in a certain area, such as diplomacy or public policy. 

Join us for our live session ‘Driving the Debate’ on Tuesday, 3rd of May at 4 pm IST and find out more about studying a master's degree with us.

The session will cover:  

  • Exciting facts about why our students choose to study with us 
  • Our master’s courses 
  • Wide range of modules offered 
  • Interactive teaching and learning methods
  • Employability prospects
  • Academic and wellbeing support
  • A glimpse of our research  

After the webinar, there will be a question-and-answer session where you can ask any questions you have about studying in the Department of Politics and International Relations.  

Meet the Panelists 

  • Professor Sarah von Billerbeck, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in the Department of Politics and International Relations and the School Diversity and Inclusion Lead. Sarah’s research has two main thrusts: first, United Nations (UN) peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and post-conflict reconstruction; and second, international organizations, in particular the UN, and legitimacy. Sarah’s experience of working for the UN, and her research, directly feed into her postgraduate modules at the University of Reading: Building Peace after Civil War and Diplomacy. 
  • Dr Joseph O’Mahoney, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. Joseph’s research primarily examines questions of how norms and rules about war, the use of force, and nuclear weapons, affect state behavior and how they change, persist and are manipulated. Research findings from his project on how India's nuclear test in 1974, had far-reaching consequences for nuclear politics, feeds into his teaching of Politics of Nuclear Weapons.  

About the University of Reading  

Founded in 1892 as a University of Oxford extension college, Reading gained its Royal Charter in 1926. More than 150,000 students from 180 different countries have studied at Reading, with their first international student from Kenya enrolling in 1908.   

Reading prides itself for its pioneering history, bright prospects, green environment, central location, vibrant research hub and international community. Reading is a campus university offering on-site student accommodation, with their beautiful parkland campus, Whiteknights, winning the Green Flag Award for the top university green space in the UK for the 11th consecutive year in 2021.  

Research at the University of Reading aims to solve some of the biggest problems facing people today, based on four themes: agriculture, food and health; environment; heritage and creativity; and prosperity and resilience. Working across continents and disciplines, our researchers explore ways to tackle climate change, improve human health, provide food security and understand human culture. New research continually feeds into teaching, with academic staff working at the forefront of their fields of expertise.


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