Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Sebastian Kurz: just who is Austria’s fresh-faced new leader?

The 31-year-old looks set to form a coaltion between his conservative party and the far right.

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Q+A: what happens now in Catalonia?

Dr Paul Kennedy has written for The Conversation about the political climate in Catalonia.

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Photo Government of Catalonia (CC0 1.0)

Lessons from smaller nations for Britain’s post-Brexit trade deals

The countries doing innovative deals with trading partners have one key difference with a post-Brexit UK.

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Theresa May and the Tories: three ways to stop the bleed

As the party meets for its annual conference in Manchester it is fighting for survival.

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The Domitiana, everyday organised crime and life

We are fortunate to be able to host the photographic installation by Italian photographer, Giovanni Izzo.

2-9 Oct 2017, The Edge

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A spate of acid attacks in London is part of an international problem

The organisation that monitors chemical weapons could play a valuable role in tackling this problem.

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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

Translation with Business Interpreting (Chinese)

Our students discuss our unique Masters in Translation with Business Interpreting course.

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Hear from some of our postgraduate 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

Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) logo

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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