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

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

Philosophy

Philosophy is a fantastic degree choice for independent thinkers, and – beyond studying it for its own sake – it will help you prepare for any number of careers...

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BA

Modern Language

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

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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

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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BA

Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism

This intensely practical programme offers a career path to the dynamic and rapidly changing world of the professional journalist. On this course you will receive...

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PhD

Postgraduate Research in Philosophy

We are a top tier, research-led university and are committed to making a substantial impact on the global challenges facing society. Our postgraduate...

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BA

Intercultural Communication with Business Management

Intercultural awareness is perhaps more crucial now than ever. For example, how will we respond to the mass migration of refugees fleeing Syria, or global...

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BA

Translation, Media and Modern Language (with a year abroad)

This course combines degree level learning of French, Spanish or Japanese language with the study of translation issues and media in today’s fast-changing world....

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Research

School of Politics Philosophy Language and Communication Studies

  News
25 Feb 2021

Huge gaps in UK regulation exist following transition from EU, new academic report finds 

The UK is still not in a position to assume responsibility for regulation in several critical policy areas including trade, crime and the environment, according...

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  News
19 Jan 2021

New report on post-Brexit challenges and opportunities

Brexit and Beyond, a new report from academic think tank UK in a Changing Europe, underlines the challenges and opportunities that confront the United Kingdom...

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Security CCTV camera with military personnel in background
03 Nov 2020

Vienna attacks a reminder of shared security challenges

With investigations continuing into the shootings overnight in Vienna, a professor of international politics says the media should be “careful in labelling the...

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Event

A United Kingdom? Brexit and the Future of the Union

  • May 25, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

HUM Research Seminar Series with panelists Katy Hayward: Professor of Political Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast and Senior Fellow ‘UK in a Changing Europe’. Nicola McEwen: Professor of Territorial Politics, University of Edinburgh and Senior Fellow ‘UK in a Changing Europe’. Dan Wincott: Blackwell Professor of Law and Society, Cardiff University, and Research Director of the ESRC ‘UK in a Changing Europe’ initiative 

Event

Brexit...reversing 1000 years of history between these islands

  • May 11, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

HUM Research seminar series with John Bruton: Former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, former Fine Gael party leader, and former EU Ambassador to the US

Event

Brexit, Revolution without End or a Stable Future?

  • Jun 22, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

HUM Research seminar series with Dominic Grieve QC PC: President of the European Movement, former Independent MP, and former Conservative politician

Event

Back to the Future? The Meaning of Global Britain

  • Jun 8, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

HUM Research Series with Margaret MacMillan CC CH: Professor of History, University of Toronto and, Professor of International History, University of Oxford

Event

After The Lockdowns: Did Covid-19 Kill Global Britain?

  • Apr 27, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

HUM Research seminar series with Daniel Hannan, Baron Hannan of Kingsclere: Author, Conservative peer, and former MEP.