School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies

Courses

Undergraduate courses

English Literature

BA (Hons)

Encompassing poetry, fiction and drama and covering centuries of writing, this course introduces the vast breadth and scope of English literature

Study mode: full time

History

BA (Hons)

BA History is an active and analytical approach to researching and writing about history, with optional topics ranging from the 15th century to the present.

Study mode: full time

International Relations

BA (Hons)

This course explores contemporary issues in an international context and aims to advance your understanding of the world we live in.

Study mode: full time

International Relations and Politics

BA (Hons)

This integrated course examines and analyses international affairs and the interrelationship of national and world politics.

Study mode: full time

Journalism

BA (Hons) Accredited

Throughout this intellectually challenging and vocationally orientated course, you will concentrate on industry-focused skills to become a professional journalist.

Study mode: full time

Journalism with Media Studies

BA (Hons)

With a blend of practical and theoretical learning throughout, this course combines the critical study of modern media with journalism training.

Study mode: full time

Politics

BA (Hons)

Enhance your understanding of political behaviour, institutions and public policy while you develop critical analysis and evaluative skills.

Study mode: full time

Sociology

BSc (Hons)

Explore how and why society changes while learning about classical and modern theories for researching the social world.

Study mode: full time

Sociology and Criminology

BSc (Hons)

This course is based on the social theories of crime and criminal justice enabling you to engage with and evaluate current critical debates and classical theories in both fields.

Study mode: full time

Sociology with Psychology

BSc (Hons)

Develop your understanding of human behaviour in its social and cultural context providing a deep insight into human society.

Study mode: full time

Postgraduate courses

European Politics

MA

Informed by research at our Centre for European and International Studies Research, this course follows an interdisciplinary study of the EU and its relations with the transnational world.

Study mode: full time | part time

International Relations

MA

This course is an advanced study of the EU and the world in a period of dramatic change in international politics.

Study mode: full time | part time

Public Administration

MPA

MPA Public Administration is an advanced-level study of the management and administration of public sector organisations within changing global, international and national contexts.

Study mode: full time | part time | distance learning

MRes Humanities and Social Sciences

MRes

The MRes is a Master in Research degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. It can be studied as a campus-based or distance learning course.

Study mode: full time | part time | distance learning

Naval History

MA

Study naval history in the home of the Royal Navy, in association with the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Study mode: distance learning

Postgraduate Research

The School offers PhD research opportunities through the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) and the Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL).  Our supervisory staff offer a wide range of specialisms, allowing PhD students to explore a chosen field in a dynamic and supportive environment, with expert supervision and guidance. For more information, visit the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences PhD pages.