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History, Politics & Social Sciences

If you want to develop a broad and deep knowledge of how society functions, our History, Politics & Social Sciences courses will prepare you for a range of challenging and exciting roles.

History, Politics & Social Sciences

Why study History, Politics & Social Sciences at BU?

  • Media-driven environment: Our History and Politics courses are delivered by the Faculty of Media & Communication, where a media-driven environment provides them with a fresh perspective
  • Research-active social scientists: Our sociology, social anthropology and criminology courses are delivered by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, where you will learn from research-active social scientists
  • History with a modern twist: Experts from each of these areas will bring a 21st-century focus to illuminate these more traditional subjects
  • Optional work placements: Gain professional experience and follow your passions on an optional work placement
  • Diverse career opportunities: Open up career opportunities across a diverse range of sectors – from media to education, public relations, corporate business, local government, police, youth justice, and research

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Courses with a foundation year option: If you don’t yet have the right qualifications to study your chosen subject, a foundation year offers an alternative route to studying a full degree, involving an initial year of study that will enable you to progress on to the first year of one of our eligible undergraduate degrees.