School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies

Areas of study

  • English Literature

    English Literature at the University of Portsmouth is a broad and exciting area of study, in which your passion and curiosity for poetry, fiction and drama will be nurtured and developed.

    English Literature

    English Literature
  • History

    History at the University of Portsmouth is a distinctive field, in which the comprehension of the past and an awareness of the processes of social change combine to create a stronger understanding of our present.

    History

    History
  • Journalism

    Journalism at Portsmouth is a course committed to preparing our students for the exciting, fast-changing world of old and new media, offering its students degree-level study of the skills, software and ethics this career demands.

    Journalism

    Journalism
  • Politics and International Relations

    At Portsmouth, the study of politics and international relations explores power - who has it, and how they use it in national and global arenas. This means study and research in topics from globalisation to local governance, from economic integration to war and terrorism.

    Politics and International Relations

    Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology

    At Portsmouth, studying Sociology fosters an appreciation of the increasing complexity of contemporary social life, including the pace, scale, and scope, of local and global processes of transformation and the challenges societies face in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

    Sociology

    Sociology