You want to learn more about how history has shaped modern times; explore politics, social issues and public services; or tackle the philosophical questions that have captivated humanity for millenia. At ARU, you’ll benefit from the support of our dedicated staff and strong industry links, as well as opportunities to go on work placements. Develop your thinking, along with important skills for your future career.
Here’s the ideal practical and academic preparation for a career in the archaeological, museum or archive worlds.
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.
Explore how past societies developed and behaved to better understand our present lives and what the future might hold. Broaden your historical knowledge and gain key analytical and research skills that, together, will open the door to many interesting and varied careers.
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.
Take on the big questions that have mystified humanity since the dawn of consciousness and discover how the greatest minds have tried to answer them. Learn to engage philosophical methods in everyday life, and develop key transferable skills for your future career.
Tackle the biggest questions facing humanity and discover how others have tried to solve them. Explore how different societies have shaped, and been shaped by, English literature. Become a self-reliant researcher with critical and analytical skills suited to 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.
If you're passionate about helping to promote and protect people's health, our degree course is for you. You’ll have opportunities to develop practical and professional skills, engage with employers, interpret and report upon data, and get hands-on experience with a work placement.
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.
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.