Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Opinion: US Elections 2016

Our researchers are on hand to provide expert analysis and commentary on the latest developments following the result of the election.

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Interpreting for the Portuguese Prime Minister

Miguel Fialho has just returned from China where he acted as interpreter as part of the official five-day state visit led by the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, designed to strengthen ties between the two nations.

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Chairing the challenges of transnational organised crime today

As the University celebrated its 50th Anniversary back on campus, Dr Felia Allum was in Rome convening the latest in a series of events aiming at shining a light on transnational organised crime.

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Four men who will shape the way the EU negotiates Brexit

Dr Susan Milner has written for The Conversation about those who are likely to play a part in shaping the way Brexit negotiations will play out.

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After the Berlin election

What does the success of the right-wing AfD mean?
Professor Charles Lees writes for Prospect.

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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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