Our undergraduate courses are delivered with a strong vocational focus, providing you with opportunities to gain professional experience and study with partner institutions worldwide.
With a range of courses across the disciplines of English, modern languages, politics and contemporary history, and sociology and criminology, you can also broaden your experience through interdisciplinary learning, and you can tailor your study to meet your interests and aspirations.
Flexible learning meeting your aspirations
In English we have particular strengths in popular print media, Holocaust poetry, women's writing, Irish studies, creative writing, and language variation and change.
We teach a wide range of modern languages within the school, including Arabic, French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, with courses covering all levels from beginners to masters. Some of our courses include English as a foreign language. Alongside individual languages, our courses also reflect our long-standing expertise in linguistics and in translation & interpreting studies. We also run a number of short language courses for staff, students and members of the public who wish to learn a language.
Our politics and contemporary history provision specialises in the areas of contemporary military and international history, security studies, international relations, European politics, and critical political thought.
We have a multidisciplinary team of experts from the fields of sociology, criminology, anthropology, psychology, law, social policy and geography. Specialisms include historical and contemporary issues, ranging from the local to the global, and our courses have links with the real world, which really boosts our graduates' career prospects.
Postgraduate learning that helps you achieve more
Postgraduate taught courses at the School are specifically designed with your professional development in mind.
The curriculum in all our subject areas is informed by the needs of employers and the School enjoys excellent partnerships with with public- and private-sector employers and industries in the UK and abroad.
Our postgraduate students also enjoy excellent employment and further education options upon completing their studies with us.
Research with international impact
The School has earned an excellent reputation for the quality of its research and in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), more than 75% of our work was deemed to be of international quality.
If you are interested in undertaking postgraduate research as part of a PhD, we offer a wealth of opportunities together with an excellent support structure that has been implemented to help you accomplish your goals.
For more information about our areas of research expertise and opportunities to join our academic community, please see our research homepage.