School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

Courses

Undergraduate courses

American Studies

BA (Hons)

Enhance your understanding of the Americas in a global context – their nation-states, people, diverse cultures and shared past and present.

Study mode: full time

English Literature

BA (Hons)

Encompassing poetry, fiction and drama and covering centuries of writing, this course introduces the vast breadth and scope of English literature

Study mode: full time

History

BA (Hons)

BA History is an active and analytical approach to researching and writing about history, with optional topics ranging from the 15th century to the present.

Study mode: full time

International Development

BA (Hons)

This course encompasses the complex issues surrounding developing countries in a globalised world and offers an insight into current transnational concerns.

Study mode: full time

International Relations

BA (Hons)

This course explores contemporary issues in an international context and aims to advance your understanding of the world we live in.

Study mode: full time

International Relations and Politics

BA (Hons)

This integrated course examines and analyses international affairs and the interrelationship of national and world politics.

Study mode: full time

Politics

BA (Hons)

Enhance your understanding of political behaviour, institutions and public policy while you develop critical analysis and evaluative skills.

Study mode: full time

Postgraduate courses

International Relations

MA

This course is an advanced study of the EU and the world in a period of dramatic change in international politics.

Study mode: full time | part time

Public Administration

MPA

MPA Public Administration is an advanced-level study of the management and administration of public sector organisations within changing global, international and national contexts.

Study mode: full time | part time | distance learning

MRes Humanities and Social Sciences

MRes

The MRes is a Master in Research degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. It can be studied as a campus-based or distance learning course.

Study mode: full time | part time | distance learning

Naval History

MA

Study naval history in the home of the Royal Navy, in association with the National Museum of the Royal Navy.

Study mode: distance learning

Postgraduate Research

The School offers PhD research opportunities through the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) and the Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL).  Our supervisory staff offer a wide range of specialisms, allowing PhD students to explore a chosen field in a dynamic and supportive environment, with expert supervision and guidance. For more information, visit the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences PhD pages.