School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

We're a welcoming community that spans many fields, from broadcast journalism to philosophy, public policy and translation studies. But what brings us all together?

We help you think more broadly. We push you beyond your specialist subject, with interdisciplinary research and flexible modules. You'll get a more rounded view of the world, in which language and communication, culture, philosophy and politics blend and interlink.

We help you think more clearly. You'll quickly start shaping your future beyond graduation, exploring internship opportunities, and overseas study. You'll build your employment portfolio, and tap into placements with, among others, NGOs and MPs.

We help you think more deeply. Together, we'll explore global and local questions of society, morality, and cultural politics. And you'll be guided by researchers who are experts in their fields.

 

 

BA

Intercultural Communication with Business Management

Ever wondered how successful communication transcends cultural and linguistic barriers? Ever considered how global companies manage their diverse workforce? On...

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BA

Politics

Who gets what, when and how? This is one of the central questions of politics. On this course you will uncover the negotiation and bargaining processes of...

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BA

Modern Language (with a year abroad)

Transcend language barriers, help people, organisations and countries communicate more effectively. Using exciting contemporary materials, state-of-the-art...

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BA

Philosophy

Explore fundamental philosophical questions – about ethics, consciousness, God, and the universe. Use philosophy to tackle important current issues – climate...

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BA

International Relations

Why do wars break out? Can peace ever be permanent? How do we solve collective problems like environmental destruction, international terrorism, or disease...

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BA

Translation Media and Modern Language (with a year abroad)

Break down barriers of language and culture with a combination of advanced language studies and training in translation and media. This unique and flexible...

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BA

Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism

This degree teaches core general skills such as writing, video editing, audio skills, camera skills, interviewing, news package production, court reporting,...

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MRes

Philosophy

Take your philosophical studies to the next level. Explore your own ideas and interests, develop your ability to think independently, and design your own topics...

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MA

Media Culture and Society

Studying and working in the media requires an acute consciousness of the way media and culture shape people’s understanding of, and responses to, their world....

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MA

Applied Translation Studies

The translation industry is a huge area of growth, and demand for well-qualified translators is increasing across the globe. Our MA Applied Translation Studies...

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BA

Society Culture and Media

Imagine a world with no media – no newspapers, broadcasters, mobile phones or tablets, no social media platforms or apps. Would it be anything like the world we...

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MA

International Relations

Terrorism, migration, poverty, war, climate change, famine, disease pandemics, gender inequality, financial crises, transnational crime, underdevelopment: these...

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Research

School of Politics Philosophy Language and Communication Studies

  News
Lorries queued on the M20 motorway in Kent
23 Sep 2020

No deal Brexit risks queues at the border and food shortages, new academic report finds

The most immediate and visible impact of the UK failing to get a deal with the EU will be seen at the border, with risks of queues and shortages of food, a new...

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  News
23 Dec 2015

European Commission: Facing the Future - launch of the report

Professors Sara Connolly and Hussein Kassim launched their report, 'European Commission: Facing the Future', at an event hosted by the European Commission on 3...

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Where are we now panel
23 Nov 2019

Brexit: where are we now? Ask an expert

Two events, organised by Professor Hussein Kassim under his Senior Fellowship under the ‘UK in a Changing Europe’ programme, offered the chance for people from...

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UK in a changing Europe panel
12 Mar 2020

Negotiating the future EU-UK relationship, what is at stake?

A one-day conference brought together expert commentators to assess what is at stake in the second phase of EU-UK negotiation, to examine the positions of key...

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