Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

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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Appeal of far right growing in France

Dr Nicholas Startin talks on Voice of Russia about the growth of the far right ahead of the next general election in 2017.

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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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Inaugural Lecture: Technology and the rise of boundless warfare

Toy soldiers

Professor David Galbreath will lead this lecture in which he will discuss the emergence of new war technologies and the implications of this for society.

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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Missed the Open Day?

Student and visitors talking at the Open Day

Don’t worry, you can still visit our University as part of our Mini Open Day on the 29 October.

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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Contact us

Undergraduate admissions
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 3019

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Research enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1225 38 5936

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