In the Department of Humanities and Social Science, we’re dedicated to inspiring our students to develop fresh critical thinking to deal with issues that shape modern times. Whether you’re interested in Criminology, International Relations or Sociology, you’ll find plenty of inspiration within our student community and from our academics, as well as benefiting from our strong industry links and relationships with local community organisations.
What causes crime? How can we deter or rehabilitate criminals? How does the media depict crime? How does the criminal justice system work and how should it evolve? These are some of the questions you’ll explore on this course.
Combine Criminology and Sociology to improve your understanding of some of the most pressing issues today. Study crime and social issues both in and outside the lecture room, and gain an enhanced understanding of current debates. You’ll graduate with skills for employment in areas as diverse as policing, probation, youth offending and government.
Writers are the product of their times, so history and English is a perfect combination. You’ll explore great writers and works, from the middle ages to the near-present time, while studying the politics, cultural influences and societies of the corresponding periods.
Tackle the big questions that have mystified humanity since the dawn of consciousness and learn how the greatest thinkers have tried to answer them. Discuss, debate and develop your thinking as you learn invaluable skills for your future employment.
Develop your critical and analytical skills, and learn to apply them to literary and philosophical issues. Build your appreciation of both disciplines while gaining invaluable skills for many different careers.
Learn how politics changes your world. Develop your critical skills by analysing key political structures and institutions from history, then use them to gain an insight into future political landscapes. Taught by leading historians, sociologists, criminologists and political scientists, you’ll emerge with the knowledge to start changing the world yourself.
Developed in collaboration with leading employers, this is the ideal course if you’re preparing for a public services role, or already work in the sector and want to take your career to the next level.
Advance your understanding of the public services and the changing world in which they operate. Develop skills and knowledge not only for a public service career, but future leadership roles as well.
From the uniformed services to Revenue and Customs, through work placements and disaster planning, our foundation degree will give you the first-hand experience of the public services that you need to move ahead in your chosen career.
Top up your FdA or HND Public Service to an honours degree on this course co-created by public service employers. Advance your skills and knowledge in specialist areas such as youth justice and psychology, and find out what drives policy in the UK’s public services today.