Why study with our department?

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  • Our BA (Hons) Philosophy ranked 3rd and our BA (Hons) Sociology 7th in the UK for student satisfaction in the The Complete University Guide 2018
  • In The Guardian University Guide 2018:
    • our Criminology courses ranked 8th in the UK overall
    • our Philosophy courses ranked 1st in the UK for ‘satisfied with course’ and 2nd for ‘satisfied with teaching’
    • our Sociology courses scored 93% for ‘satisfied with teaching’
  • Our History research was awarded world-leading status in the Research Excellence Framework 2014
  • Many of our staff work with governmental organisations and public services to help inform future policy
  • As well as learning from our teaching staff, you’ll hear the opinions of renowned speakers at our many events
  • You’ll have the chance to study abroad in America, Canada or Sweden
  • You’ll receive work placement opportunities and specialist careers advice, thanks to our links with the local community
  • 100% of our FdA Public Service students are in work or further study 6 months after the course. (HEFCE DLHE Survey 2016)

In the National Student Survey 2016:

100% of our BA (Hons) Sociology students were fully satisfied with their course.
100% of our BA (Hons) Philosophy students were fully satisfied with their course.
100% of our BA (Hons) Philosophy and English Literature students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) History students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our FdA Public Service students were fully satisfied with their course.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Politics students said their lecturers were enthusiastic about the subject and good at explaining things.
9/10 of our BA (Hons) Criminology students said their lecturers were enthusiastic about teaching and good at explaining things.