Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Chlorine attacks continue in Syria with no prospect of Assad being brought to account

Months after Syria's chemical weapons stockpile was destroyed, chlorine attacks are continuing.

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Manifesto Check: Labour leaves the door open to downscale Trident

The renewal of Trident has become a cornerstone issue within the wider debate on defence spending in the run up to the election.

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The power of local campaigning

Does local campaigning really matter against the backdrop of what's happening nationally?

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Boko Haram’s six years of terror have revealed the depth of Nigeria’s troubles

As Nigeria goes to the polls, the fight against Boko Haram may be reaching a turning point – but in whose favour?

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Research impact

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

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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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New postgraduate bursaries available!

We are offering over 90 bursaries for students on taught master's courses starting in September 2015. Read More


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 programmes

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

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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 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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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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