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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.

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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.

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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.

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Explore studying Law

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

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

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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.

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Computing & Informatics courses

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

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Design & Engineering courses

See how our Design & Engineering courses will help you prepare for a career in this practical and exciting sector.

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Health & Social Care courses

Explore our options for studying in the rewarding fields of healthcare, social work, nutrition and clinical exercise science.

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Life & Environmental Sciences

Take a look at the courses delivered by our multi-disciplinary team of biologists, ecologists, geographers and environmental scientists.

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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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Psychology courses

Our cutting-edge research and facilities make BU a great choice for studying Psychology – find out more.

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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.