Department of Humanities & Law

Department of Humanities & Law

The Department of Humanities & Law brings together disciplines from across the Faculty of Media & Communication.

Using traditional and progressive approaches to studying, experts from each of the areas bring a 21st-century focus to illuminate and offer students the chance to study these well-established disciplines through a modern, contemporary lens.

You will be taught by academics who are constantly updating their knowledge through research projects of global impact. This research, along with our close work with accreditation boards and appropriate industry professionals, inform course content to ensure that our courses in English, History, Law and Politics remain up to date and industry relevant.

Our courses

Department news

UOA 18: Law

UOA 18: Law

Find out about our REF 2021 submission to UOA 18. 

Tear gas, policing and human rights

Tear gas, policing and human rights

Discover how the research of BU’s Dr Anna Feigenbaum has empowered everyday civilians to report the use of riot control weapons, such as tear gas canisters, during protest situations.

Research activities

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Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research

The work of the Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research links into a range of fields of study that focus on the most relevant questions that face 21st Century politicians, their strategists, political journalists and agencies which seek to enhance citizen engagement.

More about Law at BU

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BU Law Society

The Bournemouth University Law Society provides a variety of events throughout the year for members to make the most of their experience at BU.
International student library

Moot Court experience

Learn about our innovative Moot Court and how mooting develops your legal skills.

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BU Law Review

This journal is a unique academic publication based on co-creation, one which synthesises participation from students and academics.

BU Law Community

For the first time in our history, we are bringing together all our law students (undergraduate and post-graduate), our law academics and local legal practitioners to meet as a community of lawyers and to give you a flavour of the legal research that we are undertaking at BU and the legal skills we are supporting.

Our students

Tom Rayner

Tom Rayner

"The space I was given by my teachers to be independent in my research, essays and interests is, I believe, the most valuable lesson of the course."
Mark Edmonds

Lockharts Solicitors

"I learnt an incredible amount during my placement…it taught me so much that I’ll be able to use moving forward in my career."