Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Closer controls needed to combat ‘under the radar’ UK Mafias and other gangs

High profile speakers will come together this week to highlight to the new government the potential threat and possible responses to ‘under the radar’ problems associated with organised crime and money laundering in the UK.

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UK government bids to ban free speech in counter-terrorism plan

Professor Bil Durodié has given his reactions to the accouncement that a new counter-extremism bill will make up part of the upcoming Queen’s speech on 27 May.

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Image credit: Daniel Rothamel, (CC BY 2.0)

Conference on Contemporary Security Challenges in Asia

Register now to be part of this one-day event addressing the traditional and non-traditional security challenges in the South Asian and Northeast/Southeast Asian contexts.

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Opinion blog: To vote or note to vote? (Video)

In our latest election video Dr Aurélien Mondon asks 'does abstention mean people aren't interested in politics?'

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Cameron's fateful role in the rise of 'surging sturgeon'

The SNP’s unstoppable rise in the polls has completely changed the political landscape and it is quite possible that the SNP will hold the balance of power following the General Election on Thursday week.

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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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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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