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.
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.
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. As a history student, you will also become a member of the internationally renowned Centre for Media History, which is based at BU.
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BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Politics
Hear from our students
I loved the idea of studying politics within a media context. The lecturers are very engaging and the best thing about the course are the units.
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.
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.
Sociology graduate Jordan Lipman on his placement year application
I was able to show that my sociology background would give me a different perspective and, having demonstrated my commitment, I was offered a place… The year at Microsoft was absolutely what I needed to make up my mind on my future career.
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