Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

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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The International Criminal Court must fix its anti-African image.

PhD candidate Mattia Cacciatori considers the ICC’s relations with the African continent and what it means for international justice.

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Scottish ‘No’ signals rapid and widespread constitutional reforms

The impact of the ‘No’ victory in the Scottish Independence Referendum, revealed this morning, will be felt throughout the UK as plans for major constitutional reforms are pushed through.

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Research impact

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

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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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Our students

Charles Elson

Taking a placement was hugely beneficial to my time at university and dramatically enhanced my career prospects.

- Charles Elson (BSc Politics with Economics)

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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Undergraduate admissions
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Research enquiries
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