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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


Gates Cambridge


Since 2001, students of the Department of Politics and International Studies have been awarded 72+ Gates Scholarships; the second highest number of awards for any University department. 


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Latest news

2019-2020 Joffe Award Winner Announced

5 October 2020

The Department of POLIS is delighted to announce that the Joffé Award for 2019-2020 has been presented to Timothy Doner , for his dissertation entitled 'Iran, Kazakhstan, and Great Power Politics in Central Asia, 2013-2019'. The Joffé Award is presented each year to the student writing the best MPhil dissertation on the...

R.A. Butler Prize winners 2020

29 September 2020

Online event for this year's prizewinners