Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Nato isn’t ready to take on Russia – but the problem is political, not military

Our international security expert, Professor David Galbreath, analyses NATOs reaction to Russia in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis.

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When an act of war might still be an accident

Our international security expert, Professor David Galbreath, analyses the geopolitical fallout of the Malaysia Airlines crash.

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What are Modern Languages?

Find out more about the benefits of studying a degree in Modern Languages.

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Anastasia Alden

BA Modern Languages & European Studies

"My placement at AmCham EU made me grow both personally and professionally, and I wouldn’t change my experience for the world."

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Research student insights

Magdalena is exploring the inter-institutional relations in European foreign policy; focusing on the rotating presidency of the EU Council.

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A word in your ear: the interpreters who speak for world leaders

Students in the interpreting and translation laboratory

What's it like to interpret for Gorbachev, Ahmadinejad or Deng Xiaoping? The Guardian speaks to Elena Kidd from our department.

Undergraduate study

Taking a year abroad

Hear from some of our third year students who are thoroughly enjoying their time in Paris as part of their year abroad.

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Our students

Charles Elson

Taking a placement was hugely beneficial to my time at university and dramatically enhanced my career prospects.

- Charles Elson (BSc Politics with Economics)

Postgraduate study


Rachel talks about the MA in Contemporary European Studies: 'Euromasters' programme.

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Our students

Hilary Byrne

The staff were very supportive, and what’s more, they are all practising or former professional interpreters and translators.

- Hilary Byrne (MA Interpreting & Translating)

Research degrees

Research student insights

Christos Marazopoulos

Christos is currently conducting research that engages with the political engineering of post-national spaces in Europe.

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PhD Postgraduate study

Dr Edmund Keogh and Dr Jill Porter with students Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou and Natalie Booth discuss the PhD experience.

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We have an active research environment and have constantly been rated highly with Research Assessment Exercises (RAE).

We have three core research clusters:

Research Seminars

Through the course of each academic year the Department hosts a series of research seminars.

Both staff and students are welcome to join us for the seminars.

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Contact us

Undergraduate admissions
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 3019

Postgraduate admissions
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Research enquiries
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