Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Why a new trade deal has put GM crop concerns in the spotlight

The upcoming TTIP trade agreement could force EU to liberalise GM regulations such as labelling.

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Spain votes for change – but has no idea what government it’ll end up with

Spain's two-party system is now consigned to the history books – but forming a functional government will be anything but easy.

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Shining light on the Mafia to tackle organised crime

Violent acts carried out by Italian Mafias are far from fictional. Our researcher is charting the impact of underground criminal gangs in Italy and beyond (Photo by Dr Felia Allum).

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Why stopping acid attacks is a matter of chemical weapons control

Just because acid isn't generally used for mass-casualty attacks doesn't mean that it doesn't pose a very real threat.

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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 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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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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