History, Politics and Philosophy

Study History, Politics, or International Relations to contemplate, discuss and debate some of the most profound questions and issues relating to humanity and societies.

Topics from the current day to the past analysing and responding to the challenges of the future.

You’ll learn to understand, evaluate and critically respond to external developments, processes and questions in historical and contemporary form that affect so many aspects of our daily lives. 

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Attend our Open Day and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences, speak to academics and get a feel for life at UCLan.

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Why choose us?

  • Philosophy at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (CUG, 2022).

  • Social science courses at the University of Central Lancashire are ranked top 5 in the UK for overall satisfaction, with 90% agreeing (NSS, 2022).

  • You can undertake a work placement with host organisations, such as Lancashire Archives, the People’s History Museum and the Lancashire Museum Service
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Careers in history, politics and philosophy

A large proportion of those who study humanities end up in leadership roles. We focus on transferable skills that will enable you to apply these skills in differing contexts. You'll also gain the confidence and the ability to work in a variety of professions.

Future careers in history, politics and philosophy:

  • Academic Researcher
  • Archivist
  • Heritage Manager
  • Civil Service Fast Streamer
  • Government Social Research Officer
  • Policy Officer
  • Conservation Officer

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Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

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