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Explore your subject

Perhaps you’ve already chosen a subject that’s right for you and now you want to prepare for study at the next level or maybe you are yet to find your perfect fit. Either way, we can help you explore different subject areas in more depth. Hear from BU academics, current students and former students, take part in our interactive exercises and make the most of the opportunity to have your work reviewed by our staff and students.

Select your preferred subject area below to find out more.

Explore Business, Management & Marketing

Explore Business, Management & Marketing

Choosing a subject in Business, Management and Marketing can lead to a broad range of career paths and can provide a stepping stone to work in any industry, anywhere in the world 

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Explore studying Communication & Journalism

If you enjoy a mixture of practical work such as recording in radio or television studios and creative work such as developing new content across a number of different media forms, the communication and journalism industry is something to explore further.

With opportunities to pursue a career across the public, private and non-profit sectors, find out what our students and staff have to say about studying these subjects.

Design Engineering

Explore Design & Engineering

If you enjoy anything practical, are creative and love to problem solve, future studies in Design & Engineering could be for you.

Explore Health & Social Care

Explore Health & Social Care

Health and Social Care courses are designed to give hands-on experience and real-life learning within the healthcare professions. 

Set in practice simulation suites reflecting both clinical and community settings, you will be well placed to enter the world of work through integrated placements, and after your graduation.

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Explore History, Politics and Social Sciences

If you’re interested in opening up a broad range of career possibilities and understanding more about how society functions - studying history, politics or a social science might just be the subject area for you.

Law mooting competition

Explore studying Law

Studying law can offer you a range of career pathways beyond being a solicitor or barrister, in industries such as healthcare, media, the environment sector and more.

Whatever you choose to do after studying law, you can be sure you will be equipped with skills that can be used in various aspects of your life beyond your career - including winning arguments!


Explore Life & Environmental Sciences

Studying environmental science equips you with the skills and knowledge for a range of jobs in areas such as conservation, sustainability, environmental research and more. Learn about what Life & Environmental Sciences is, and where studying in this sector might lead you, through placement and alumni videos, as well as interactive activities.

Explore Media, Film, TV and Music Production

Explore Media, Film, TV and Music Production

Studying in the Faculty of Media and Communication in the Department of Media Production combines practical and theoretical approaches.

Throughout your studies, you will develop skills in various areas of Media Production and work on multiple projects alongside internationally recognised lecturers and practitioners. You will also benefit from BU’s connections with industry through guest speakers and workshops. 

Explore Psychology

Explore Psychology

If you’re interested in how the mind works, we offer a range of Psychology pathways to refine and expand your knowledge in this fascinating area – from Cyberpsychology to Psychology with Counselling.

Psychology opens up a variety of career paths including working in education, human resources, marketing and healthcare.

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Explore Tourism, Hospitality and Events

A career in tourism, hospitality and events can take you all over the world and provide you with the opportunity to experience a range of cultures and meet lots of new people.

Find out more about what studying these degrees at university might be like and the benefits of working in this industry. You can also practice your skills and understanding, and have your work reviewed by academic staff from the Tourism and Hospitality departments here at BU.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

There are many different subject areas to choose from. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for above, visit our course pages below to find out more about other subject areas you might be interested in.

Computing and informatics students

Computing & Informatics courses

Find out how studying Computing & Information Technology with us could help you get ahead in this competitive and ever-changing industry.

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Medical Sciences

Prepare for work in the exciting and evolving Medical Science sector with one of our practical degrees in either Medical or Biomedical Sciences. 

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Sport courses

With our connections, expertise and courses designed with the world of work in mind, you have plenty of options to get ahead in sports management, coaching, therapy and exercise science.