Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Research Spotlight Video: Brexit and the Irish Border

Find out all you need to know about the impact of Brexit on the Irish border in this 2 minute explainer from Dr Sophie Whiting

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Research must transcend ‘dystopian mindset’ of the past half-century

Ahead of his Vincent Briscoe Lecture, Bill DurodiƩ calls on researchers to engage with issues of great social and technological ambition.

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Street art: young Italians shake Camorra’s hold on public space

The new street art scene is coaxing citizens back into public spaces and giving the young and the marginalised a new voice to speak out against the Camorra.

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Catalonia: the prospect of an election has everyone nervous

Whatever the result of the election, it’s unlikely to put an end to Spain’s worst political crisis in four decades.

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University welcomes Italian Ambassador to cement our Italian ties

The Italian Ambassador to the UK recently visited the University to learn more about the work of our Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies.

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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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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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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

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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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