An International Education,
A London Location,
A Global Future

Flexible Curriculum at Richmond University

Flexible Start Dates

With the opportunity to start your
course in the Autumn (Fall) or the Spring


British and international internships

Richmond offers all students the opportunity to take an internship

Richmond The American University in London

Academic Requirements

We accept qualifications from around the world

Mr Peter Brett

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Peter Brett

Peter Brett

BA History and French, UCL/Paris IV – la Sorbonne (2008)
Msc African Politics, SOAS (2009)
SOAS PhD (2014)

In addition to African politics I have taught a variety of subjects at university level, in both the French and British systems. These have included global history, comparative sociology, multiculturalism and the British empire, academic English, English for historians, English for students of Common Law, and even English for students of urban planning.

Faculty Research

‘Explaining South Africa’s Bill of Rights: An Interpretive Approach’, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 52:3 (2014): 423-442
‘A Global Human Rights Movement?’ openDemocracy (July 2013)
‘The New Historiography of Human Rights’ e-International Relations (February 2013)
‘A Critical Introduction to the ‘Legalisation of World Politics’’, e-International Relations, March 2012
‘European governments and African demands for reparations’, LSE Ideas, January 2012

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Some of the courses I teach:
PLT 5415 – Politics Of Sub-Saharan Africa
DEV 7400 – African Development Politics

Research Interest & Expertise:
Political science of Africa, with a focus on the international dimension of Southern African politics; the history and theory of legal rights; interpretive political science methods; historical approaches to international relations.