Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

A spate of acid attacks in London is part of an international problem

The organisation that monitors chemical weapons could play a valuable role in tackling this problem.

Read article on the conversation >

A weak UK government might do a better Brexit deal than a strong one

When it comes to difficult negotiations, weakness is strength and strength weakness.

Read the article on the conversation >

French Presidential Election 2017: how our experts respond

Two of our leading academics are much in demand this week as respected political commentators on the French Presidential Election.

Read more >

Embassy visit brings French Ambassador to Bath for the first time

We welcomed to campus Her Excellency Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland, and a delegation from the French Embassy in London, to meet our students and researchers.

Read more >

Opposing Europe in a Time of Crisis: The Mainstreaming of Euroscepticism and the Rise of the Radical Right

Dr Nicholas Startin authors the latest piece in an IPR series focused on the rise of racism and the far right.

Read the blog post >

Interpreting for the Portuguese Prime Minister

Miguel Fialho has just returned from China where he acted as interpreter as part of the official five-day state visit led by the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, designed to strengthen ties between the two nations.

Read the article >

Research impact

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

Read more >


Washington DC’s role behind the scenes in Hollywood goes deeper than you think

Washington DC

Matthew Alford has written for The Conversation about the relationship between the US government and Hollywood.

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.


View more videos »

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.

View more videos »

Postgraduate study

Translation with Business Interpreting (Chinese)

Our students discuss our unique Masters in Translation with Business Interpreting course.

View more videos »

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.


Research insights » | More research projects »

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.

View more videos »


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.

View all seminars »

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences