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History, Politics and Philosophy

Let's explore more than the past. Let's explore the possibilities.

History Politics and Philosophy at the University of Central Lancashire allows you 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. We’ll develop you into an independent thinker and researcher who’s capable of producing your own interpretations of historical events through analysis of the evidence.  

The Politics aspect will give you insights into how political systems shape societies. The Philosophy part of this course will take you on a journey through the key arguments and debates in the fields of metaphysics, moral theory, applied ethics, theory of knowledge and more. You’ll also get to explore modern British, Irish and world history. 

Throughout the course you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of key theories, ideas and ideologies in the fields of philosophy, politics and society. You’ll develop the ability to critically reflect on, discuss, debate and write about topical issues, including social injustice, culture and identity from a local, national and international perspective.

Why choose us?

  • Politics courses are ranked 1st in the North West and 2nd in the UK for learning opportunities – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

  • Philosophy at the University is 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction, assessment and feedback and academic support - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019 and ranked top in the North West in the 2019 Guardian League Table.

  • You can undertake a work placement with host organisations, such as Lancashire Archives, the People’s History Museum and the Lancashire Museum Service
Sounds Interesting?

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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