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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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BA (Hons) Criminology

In addition to units on criminology, the criminal justice system, and the impact of crime on society, this course offers a wider view of the world of crime, including terrorism, global human trafficking and organised crime.
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BA (Hons) Criminology with Psychology

New for September 2021 entry, this course delves into the criminal mind and defines the nature of crime. Providing a deeper insight into criminology, discover the psychology behind criminal behaviour.
BA (Hons) History (with Foundation Year option)

BA (Hons) History (with Foundation Year option)

From the polite conversation of the eighteenth-century coffee-house to the agitation of twentieth-century acid-house, this course gives you the opportunity to explore modern British history, with a media twist.
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BA (Hons) Sociology

Taught by expert sociologists, this robustly academic social science course integrates global perspectives, providing a broader outlook and understanding of issues in society.
BA (Hons) Sociology & Criminology

BA (Hons) Sociology & Criminology

This degree will give you the sophisticated knowledge and analytical skillset needed for breaking into the public and social sectors, as well as the criminal justice system.