Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

New editorship role for the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Our researchers with colleagues at the University of Birmingham are now editing the flagship political science journal 'Political Studies Review' (PSR).

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University of Bath welcomes Global Chair Professor Chung-In Moon

Professor Chung-In Moon from Yonsei University, South Korea joins Bath as the first Global Chair of 2017/18.

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British Army's new animated recruitment campaign sends message beyond political correctness

The new campaign is designed to appeal to those who would not ordinarily volunteer due to fears over not fitting with the army's stereotypical image.

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University-educated and men from the South are most likely to consider becoming an MP

Gaps in class, income, gender and education are major factors in who runs for political office in Britain as well as the north-south divide, according to the first research of its kind in Britain.

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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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Research impact

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

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Department welcomes performance from Neapolitan group

Performance in Claverton Rooms by Neapolitan circus and social cooperative Il Tappeto di Iqbal

Circus and social cooperative group Il Tappeto di Iqbal delivered a performance and talk about living in areas of Naples where criminal gangs operate.

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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