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UACES Group Member

Dept of Politics, Languages & International Studies

University of Bath

Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS) is one of the largest departments in the University.
Our students are ambitious and highly committed leaders of the future who are preparing for careers in international politics, business and communication.
Many staff are leading scholars in their field and are involved in a wide range of research activities, including collaborative projects at both national and international levels.


We deliver a range of highly successful programmes in politics and languages at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages are offered on our undergraduate programmes. Students of the MA Interpreting & Translating may also study Chinese and Japanese.
We have an excellent reputation for teaching and students who study with us will benefit from our supportive learning environment.


Our research has been consistently rated highly in Research Assessment Exercises (RAE).
We have three core research clusters:
Conflict, Security & International Order
Governance, Citizenship & Policy
Norms, Identities & Representations


Our Foreign Languages Centre offers a wide range of language courses at different levels that students from across the University can also choose to follow.