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European Studies and Modern Languages at Bath
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The Department of European Studies and Modern Languages offers degree courses that combine the study of French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish with either European Studies or Politics, degrees in politics with Economics and International Relations, and a cross-faculty degree in International Management and Modern Languages (French, German or Spanish). It enjoys a distinctive reputation for its thorough training in practical language acquisition, and it is unique in providing a fully integrated environment for courses combining language and cultural studies with politics.

View of 1 West NorthThe Department was awarded a grade 5 in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), and is one of the leading centres for European Studies in the country. Staff expertise ranges over a wide variety of disciplines and includes, for example: memory, history and identity in European culture; Europeanisation and public policy; conflict and security in Europe; European cinema; wine culture and consumption in France; literature and society in contemporary Russia; democratisation in Latin America; political scandals in France & Italy; migration into and within Europe; extreme Right parties in Europe.

The Department’s teaching facilities include digitalised audio-visual laboratories, state-of-the-art conference interpreting rooms, a satellite television viewing room, language learning software on the University intranet and a Self-Access Language Centre. The Department is located in building 1 West North, at the western end of the main University Parade.

Bath Campus

Founded in 1966, the University is unmistakably modern in both appearance and outlook. As a completely purpose-built development, the campus is more compact than most, with all major facilities easily accessible from a central parade. Shops and bars, laboratories and lecture theatres are all grouped around this area and are interspersed with accommodation blocks, creating a strong sense of social and academic community. The University buildings are contemporary, light and functional and the 200 acre green field site contributes greatly to a general feel of space and calm. A recent programme of major investment has seen the development of new undergraduate accommodation and new facilities for academic departments.