Why study with our department?

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  • Our BA (Hons) Philosophy ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2017, and 1st in the UK for student experience and teaching quality in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016
  • Our BA (Hons) Sociology ranked 6th in the UK for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017)
  • In The Guardian University Guide 2017:
    • our Criminology courses ranked 7th in the UK overall
    • our Philosophy courses ranked 1st in the UK for ‘satisfied with feedback’ and 5th for ‘satisfied with course’
    • our History courses ranked joint 1st in the UK for ‘spend per student’
    • our Sociology courses ranked 2nd in the UK 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.