The School of Policy & Global Affairs is a centre of world-class scholarship, education and public service, making a transformative impact on society.
Located in one of the world's greatest financial and political centres, we engage with the key challenges and debates that are shaping policy formation in a rapidly changing world.
The School was formed in summer 2022, bringing together the Department of Economics, Department of International Politics, and the Department of Sociology and Criminology.
Our highly-rated courses in these subject areas equip students with the knowledge and skills to respond to the world’s most pressing policy challenges. With strong links to industry and policy organisations our graduates forge exciting careers in multinational businesses, consultancies, government departments and non-governmental organisations.
In an increasingly uncertain world facing profound geopolitical, environmental and socio-economic transformation, we provide policymakers, activists, business and commercial sectors with world-class research and insight to make sense of the changing global landscape.
Through our research centres and think tanks we are building our research intensity, delivering a significant improvement to the impact of our research. We have international expertise in academic areas including political economy, international relations, global finance, behavioural and health economics, class and gender, crime and justice, and violence and society.
City’s membership of the University of London federation helps develop research links between institutions, and foster a sense of community with staff and students from across member universities.
School leadership team
Dean: Professor Charles Lees
Chief Operating Officer: James Phillips
Heads of Department
Department of Economics: Dr Levent Celik (Interim)
Department of International Politics: Professor Amnon Aran
Department of Sociology and Criminology: Professor Chris Rojek (Interim)