Welcome : Department of Politics & Public Administration
The Department of Politics and Public Administration represents a broad range of interests and areas within the discipline of political science. With internationally recognised experts in European, African, Latin American, Russian and post-Soviet politics, as well as Irish politics and public policy, the department has an international and cosmopolitan orientation. In addition to the diversity of area specialisms on offer, the study of politics in Limerick is also enriched by a variety of disciplinary approaches including: quantitative methods, political theory, international relations, international political economy, comparative politics, public policy analysis, and critical theory.
The Department of Politics and Public Administration has 13 permanent faculty, 36 PhD students, 30-plus taught MA students and around 300 undergraduates studying politics on a range of UL programmes. We are a department committed to the highest standards of international research and teaching. In 2012, we published 5 books, 15 ISI publications, 18 book chapters, 25 conference papers and acted as reviewers (to book manuscripts or articles). Student evaluations of our modules routinely rate us above average and two members of Faculty have won awards for teaching. The atmosphere in our department is informal, friendly and above all professional.