Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Britain boosts military spending – here’s what it will be buying

Budgets were decimated in 2010, but the latest Strategic Defence and Security Review seeks to make amends.

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Hollande declaring war will not rid Europe of terror

The language used by François Hollande and others implies extremism can be bombed out of existence. It can't.

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Opinion blog: What now following the Paris Attacks?

Attend our workshop and lectures on religion and law

We are hosting two GW4 events on Tuesday.

Workshop: Understanding Religion and Law »

Turning the Freedom of religion or belief inside out and outside in »

Opinion: Northern Irish Politics and the DUP - from Protest to Power

Dr Sophie Whiting blogs on the key messages from her latest prize-winning book 'The Democratic Unionist Party: From Protest to Power' and its relevance for contemporary politics in Northern Ireland.

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Research impact

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

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Attend our upcoming Latin America workshop

This event will explore social movements in Latin America with an emphasis on Argentina and Brazil.

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

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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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences