School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
Areas of study
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.