Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies


Students on campus

Want to study with us?

We recommend that you attend a University Open Day or Departmental Open Day to get a feel for life in Bath.

Our undergraduate courses are frequently ranked within the best in the UK for student satisfaction.

We have an excellent reputation for teaching and students who study with us will benefit from our supportive learning environment. We apply a broad-based approach that incorporates key topics with a contemporary focus on the globalised world.


We deliver the following courses at undergraduate level:

Studying a language degree

Dr Nicholas Startin, Dr Sandrine Alegre and current fourth year students talk about the Modern Languages and European Studies courses.

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Studying a politics degree

Dr David Moon provides an overview of the politics courses at the University of Bath. Current students Jessica Miles (BA French and Politics), Ervinas Janavicius (BSc Politics with Economics) and Matt Fleckney (BSc Politics and International Relations) share their experiences of the course.

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Year abroad and placements

These are highly valued by employers and will give you an edge in the competitive job market when you graduate.

Course Type of placement
BSc (Hons) International Management and Modern Languages Compulsory year abroad
BA (Hons) Language and Politics Compulsory year abroad
BA (Hons) Modern Languages and European Studies Compulsory year abroad
BSc (Hons) Politics with Economics Optional placement year
BSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations Optional placement year
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Department of PoLIS undergraduate brochures

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Career prospects and further study

Our students have excellent career prospects and are well prepared for further study.

Graduates can form part of our global Alumni Network.


Entry requirements and tuition fee information can be found on our undergraduate Study site.

Applications for undergraduate study must be made via UCAS.

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