About our department

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We are an academic community of nearly 800 students and teaching staff, dedicated to inspiring fresh perspectives on the vital issues of our times.

Whether you’re interested in ethics, gender issues, crime and justice, the work of public  services or how history has shaped our modern world, you’ll find plenty to engage and inspire you on our courses - as well as developing the all-important skills and knowledge for your future career.

Our team of dedicated and highly regarded lecturers and researchers and our strong links with the local community ensure our students can access the latest theories and industry advice, as well as opportunities for work placements, practical collaborations and employer contact.

We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub for creative and cultural industries whose ground-breaking research has real social impact.