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History and philosophy

Ignite your sense of wonder and unleash your enthusiasm as you delve into the captivating realms of history and philosophy.

Uncover civilisations past through historical events and the people who shaped the course of history. Embark on a journey of historical exploration that will spark your thirst for knowledge and broaden your perspective.

Our Philosophy programme will allow you to develop the skills to understand, analyse, and critically debate the issues and arguments that shape national and international societies today.

Why choose this subject area?

  • top 25% of UK universities for history research impact (Research Excellence Framework, 2021)
  • top 10% for learning opportunities in philosophy and religious studies in the (National Student Survey, 2022 (NSS))
  • excellent teaching delivered by tutors that have an array of both academic and industry experience, accompanied by innovative assignments that allow you to get to grips with real-world issues
  • flexible programme of study enabling you to explore topics you find interesting, personally and professionally
  • utilise our industry networks to build your CV through work placements, guest lectures and extra-curricular activities, including our Oral History Society.
'My creative writing degree covered many aspects of writing from non-fiction, fiction and poetry. I was writing a novel which I later submitted to literary agencies, at the advice of my tutor, and through these submissions I came to realise that I had an interest in working for a literary agency.'


BA (Hons) History and Creative Writing