Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

David Cameron’s equal pay action is a welcome surprise – but it won’t close the gap

Requiring companies to publish pay rates marks a tougher approach from the government - but it's still not enough.

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Opinion blog: The battle of values and narrative - Tunisian attacks and IS

Professor Bill Durodié, Chair of International Relations, responds to David Cameron's speech following Friday's attacks in Tunisia.

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Cristina Fernandez: The Grand Elector of Argentina

Although unable to run again President Cristina Fernandez is still is the most important figure in determining the next leader in Argentina’s elections this October

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Image credit: Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación Argentina (CC BY-SA 2.0)

All for one and one for all, except when it comes to NATO

Professor David J. Galbreath comments on the role of NATO and the changing perceptions of the alliance.

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image credit US Helicopter 2, via flickr, (CC BY 2.0)

G7 continues sanctions on Russia - because it’s out of other ideas

The situation in is Ukraine deteriorating, but the G7 powers apparently have nothing to add.

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Research impact

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

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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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