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History, Politics & Social Sciences

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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.

These diverse, connected subjects will give you a chance to expand your understanding of human identity and behaviour, together with social interaction and institutions across different contexts. 

We offer a work placement opportunity for every undergraduate student, which can be a fantastic way to put what you’ve learned in your lectures into practice and to see how your chosen specialism could translate into a career – it may even open your eyes to a career path you’d never considered before, such as local government, police, youth justice, education, public relations, tourism, corporate business and research.

History and Politics degrees

Our history and politics courses are delivered by the Faculty of Media & Communication, where a media-driven environment provides the courses with a new, fresh perspective. This includes opportunities to get involved with extracurricular activities, and work or study abroad.

Sociology, Social Anthropology and Criminology degrees

These courses are delivered by the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, where you will learn from research-active social scientists in fields including society and social formation, social anthropology, criminology, cultural diversity and social welfare.

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Tom Rayner

History graduate

You feel supported and encouraged to do well. If I had to make the decision again, I would choose to study at BU every time.
Lydia Keys

Lydia Keys

Politics graduate

I love my course because it is so different to any of the other courses I had applied to at other universities. It’s been so much fun here at BU.

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