E-International Relations (E-IR) delivers an audience of international relations and politics-leaning students and scholars that is unmatched in its size and scope on the internet. The website represents the best online vehicle to advertise postgraduate/undergraduate degree courses and academic publications/resources to a global audience of engaged readers.

  • Annual audience of over 3 million unique visitors (readers who visit the website at least once)
  • Typical monthly audience of 245,000 unique visitors
  • 70% of readers are currently in higher education, the bulk of whom plan to undertake further study.
  • Over 25% of readers are lecturers or professors
  • Broadly equal male/female readership
  • Audience growth of over 20% year on year

Dozens of universities have advertised with us in the past including George Washington, Surrey, Bath, Australian National University, Georgetown, Trinity, SOAS, Tartu, Queen Mary, Birmingham, Queen’s, Cardiff, Newcastle, Otago, Melbourne, Leeds, National University of Singapore, Oxford Brookes and Exeter. Our clients have also included a range of academic journals and publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Routledge. We have also hosted non academic clients such as NATO and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

Advertiser case study: The University of the West of England placed a banner advert on E-International Relations as part of a wide ranging package of measures to promote the 2015/16 student recruitment drive. The result: They recruited 25% more students than in the 2 years prior and have continued to advertise in subsequent years.

We offer a range of advertising options, as detailed below. Please direct all advertising enquiries to with the subject line/title ‘Advertising’ and let us know exactly what type of advert you would like and for what duration. All prices are in British pounds sterling (GBP). Advertisers are welcome to book different types of adverts at once for maximum impact.

*Adverts appear on all versions of the website (desktop, mobile, tablet etc.).


Banner adverts display on the right side of E-IR’s homepage and on hundreds of category and author pages, including E-IR’s Student Portal. They are effective at establishing a medium-to-long term advertising campaign to build up awareness for a degree scheme or product.

Banners are sold in quarterly (3 month) slots, at two sizes and four price tiers, catering for a range of budgets. Click here to view live availability and pricing. We can accept bookings for one, or multiple, quarters.

Please contact at your earliest convenience and let us know what available slot you would like to reserve and for what duration.




Skyscraper adverts are placed at the top of the E-IR homepage. They are effective at delivering a high impact shorter-term advertising campaign, such as advertising a new publication/product or a degree scheme recruitment cycle.

Skyscraper adverts are sold in monthly intervals at a price of £250 per month (see the image). To book, please contact us at to discuss your needs.

Specs: 160 (w) X 480 (h) static pixels. No animation.

Skyscraper slots are limited to two at any one time. Please enquire at your earliest opportunity to secure priority placement. Please note, the upper placement is sold out for the duration of 2017. We still have some availability on the lower placement.



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Newsletter adverts are placed on our newsletter that is delivered to over 5000 recipients every Friday – an effective way to reach one of our most engaged audience sets.

Newsletter adverts are sold in quarterly slots (3 months) and are priced at £100 each per quarter (see the image). Each quarter contains 12 newsletters.

Specs: 250 (w) X 250 (h) static pixels. No animation.

To book a newsletter advert, please contact us at  to secure priority placement.




Advertisers are welcome to update their graphics/links at any time during the period booked.

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