University of Bath

Dr Nicholas Startin BA, PGCE, MPhil, PhD Head of Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Nicholas Startin is responsible for the research, teaching and strategic planning of the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS).


  • The mainstreaming of Euroscepticism
  • Euroscepticism as a transnational phenomenon
  • The Radical Right
  • Brexit
  • French elections and parties


View a list of books and publications by Nicholas Startin


Nicholas joined the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS) in 2012. He became Deputy Head of Department in 2015 and Head of Department in 2016.

In 2011 he co-founded the Academic Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on Euroscepticism. This network has led to two major special issues on the topic that he has co-edited as well as two recently Routledge published edited collections in the field, the latest of which is the Handbook of Euroscepticism.

In recent years he has been invited to speak at various major international conferences by networks such as The European People’s Party (EPP), Networking European Citizenship Education, The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), The French Institute of International Relations and the German Civic Education Trust.

He has made numerous international, national and regional media appearances primarily with the BBC and France24.

He is co-convener of the Political Studies Association French Politics and Policy Specialist group, a member of the UACES committee and co-organiser of the prestigious UACES annual conference which takes place at the University of Bath in September 2018.

Prior to joining PoLIS, he was a Lecturer at The University of the West of England.


Nicholas holds a PhD from Brunel University, an MPhil from Birmingham University and a PGCE from the University of Warwick.