History, Politics and Philosophy

Study History, Politics, Philosophy and and our newly formed BA 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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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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Future Careers and Opportunities

Graduates from our History, Politics or Philosophy degrees have gone onto careers in advertising, the civil service, teaching, museum work and archives, film and television, journalism, law, marketing, and management.

A large proportion of those who study humanities end up in leadership roles. You’ll find the emphasis placed on transferable skills will enable you to apply these skills in differing contexts and have confidence and ability to work effectively in a varied range of professions.

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