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.
We're the first university in the UK to offer a fully globalised course, developed in collaboration with institutions in India, Australia and the United States. Our unique distance learning MSc course can be accessed worldwide and takes a global perspective of civilian and military veteran and family well-being.
Discover how international relations theory affects real-world events, and develop crucial skills like decision making and debating. With prestigious guest lecturers and visits to think tanks such as Chatham House, you’ll gain all the experience you need for a role in global politics.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest issues and debates in sociology. Hone your research skills, and develop expertise that will prepare you for a career in social policy, social work, local government, public service and more.