Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Opinion - The fallout from Rochester and Strood: what it means for the 2015 General Election (if anything)?

Dr David Cutts reflects on what today's UKIP victory might mean for next year's UK General Election.

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall – 25 years on

Two and half decades on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, Professor Charles Lees evaluates the consequences of German unification for its economy, its domestic politics, and its role in the world.

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Report shines spotlight on incapacitating chemical agent weapons.

A new report has highlighted how contemporary chemical and life science research could be applied in the study or creation of incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) weapons.

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Forever Vigilant? Technology and the rise of boundless warfare

Does the evolution of technology require us to be forever vigilant in the face of a new type of warfare?

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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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Anastasia Alden

BA Modern Languages & European Studies

"My placement at AmCham EU made me grow both personally and professionally, and I wouldn’t change my experience for the world."

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Research student insights

Magdalena is exploring the inter-institutional relations in European foreign policy; focusing on the rotating presidency of the EU Council.

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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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Bath students take to world stage at One Young World Summit

Alex Polkey, speaks at the recent One Young World Summit. (Image courtesy of One Young World)

Two of our undergraduates have returned after an inspirational week at the One Young World Summit in Dublin.

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 Edmund Keogh and Dr Jill Porter with students Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou and Natalie Booth discuss the PhD experience.

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We have an active research environment and have constantly been rated highly with Research Assessment Exercises (RAE).

We have three core research clusters:

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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