Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Is the EU anywhere near getting its own army?

Professor David Galbreath has written an about the creation of a European army.

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Opinion - £4,300 to quit the EU? Bring me my cheque book

If only one positive thing were to emerge from leaving the EU it would be this – we would have to accept responsibility for what happens to us.

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Bath's interpreting and translating course leading the way with UN

As of this month our MA in Interpreting and Translating provides more English booth interpreters for the United Nations (UN) and its operations around the world than any other.

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Four decades after coup, people power is driving change in Argentina

Seven years of harsh military rule prompted the growth of a powerful human rights movement.

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Opinion - Budget 2016: an appeal to remain in the EU

Twelve minutes into his "big statement" budget Chancellor George Osborne argued that voting to leave would result in "disruptive uncertainty".

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Just a reminder that Spain still doesn’t have a government

Parliamentarians have again failed to form a coalition, nearly three months after the election.

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Research impact

Our research has impacted upon cultural life, policy making, civil society and education.

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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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Politics courses

Dr David Moon provides an overview of the politics courses at the University of Bath. Current students Jessica Miles, Ervinas Janavicius and Matt Fleckney talk about their respective courses.

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Postgraduate study


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

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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 Susan Milner provides an overview of the PhD in Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath. Current students Milena Romano and Syed Shah share their PhD experience.

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Outstanding REF performance

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Our research has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) as outstanding.

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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