Organization profile

Organisation profile

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.

Our research is categorised around three core clusters:

The quality of our work has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) as over two thirds of our publications and 100% of our departmental impact submission was judged to be outstanding (4*) or very considerable (3*).

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EU Social Sciences
election Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
France Social Sciences
Russia Social Sciences
NATO Social Sciences
Military Social Sciences
democracy Social Sciences

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Matthew Alford


Projects 2006 2022

GW4 AF10-005 Wales and South West responses and preparations for Brexit and UK trade policy

Garcia, M.


Project: Research-related fundingPublic Engagement, Research

Sabbatical Leave

Horvath, C.


Project: Research-related fundingInternally Funded Research

Research Output 1973 2019

Abortion Law and Political Institutions: Explaining Policy Resistance

Thomson, J., 2019, 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 232 p. (Gender and Politics)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Contemporary European Security

Galbreath, D. (ed.), Chappell, L. (ed.) & Mawdsley, J. (ed.), 2019, (Accepted/In press) Abingdon: Routledge. 210 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Contesting Approaches to European Security

Barrinha, A. & da Mota, S., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Contemporary European Security. Galbreath, D., Chappell, L. & J. M. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Survey of election agents for study of constituency campaigning at the 2015 British general election

Fisher, J. (Creator), Cutts, D. (Creator), Fieldhouse, E. (Creator), UK Data Archive, 7 Dec 2016


Coding of US Presidential discourse on protection

Kivimaki, T. (Creator), University of Bath, 25 Jan 2019


SDM: A New Dataset on Self-Determination Movements, 1945-2012

Sambanis, N. (Creator), Germann, M. (Creator), Schädel, A. (Creator), Sage Publications, 30 Oct 2017


Student theses

Escape and acquiescence: The young rebel in East German fiction of the seventies.

Author: Shaw, G. K., 1984

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil


Explaining party system development in post-communist Belarus

Author: Korosteleva-Polglase, E. A., 2001

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD