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The School of Area Studies, History, Politics & Literature (SASHPL)

Explore the research and teaching activities taking place with our School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

In the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature (SASHPL), we provide a supportive and personal environment that promotes the potential of every student. We're a welcoming, collaborative academic community, with teaching delivered by inspiring, expert staff.

Our courses reflect our expertise in research, teaching and learning, and ensure all of our students realise their potential and are set for success. Our culture is built on accountability, fairness, integrity and transparency, and we value equality, inclusion and authentic professional and personal development.


We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses, both on campus and via distance learning. Our programmes focus on making sense of the world in which we live and developing new approaches to better understand and respond constructively to major global, national, and local issues in politics, culture, history, identity, sustainability, and gender.

Our academic and professional staff have close ties with our local community — including employers — so we can offer our students opportunities for work placements, internships, and work-based learning.

Our research areas

Explore the work we're doing across the 4 research areas that sit within the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature (SASHPL).

Selected research projects

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Contact us

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+44 (0)23 9284 2992

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