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History, philosophy and social studies

You want to learn more about how history has shaped modern times; explore politics, social issues and public services; or tackle the philosophical questions that have captivated humanity for millenia. At ARU, you’ll develop your thinking, while gaining real-life experience through work placements.

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Criminology and Sociology

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Delve in to understanding pressing crime and social issues
  • Examine the trial process, methods of rehabilitation and more
  • Enhance your professional CV with a semester abroad

History

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Come face-to-face with the past to reflect on the present and future
  • Hands-on experiences with our local links in Cambridge
  • Enhance your professional CV with a semester abroad

History and Archaeology

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
University Centre Peterborough
Available as:
Full-time
Course features
Here’s the ideal practical and academic preparation for a career in the archaeological, museum or archive worlds.

History and English Literature

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
University Centre West Anglia (King's Lynn)
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
History and English are fascinating subjects in their own right, but studying them together is excellent training for analysing and expressing complex ideas generally. In other words, you'll be developing abilities that will be useful in a vast range of careers and which employers especially value.

Philosophy

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4-years-with-placement
Course features
  • Grapple with the big questions that have puzzled humans for centuries
  • Develop problem solving, critical thinking and judgement skills
  • Enhance your professional CV with a semester abroad

Philosophy and English Literature

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4 years with foundation
,
4-years-with-placement
Course features
  • Explore the questions and the literature that have engaged for centuries
  • Gain valuable research skills and develop your critical thinking
  • Engage in discussions and debates through our Philosophy Society

Politics

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years
,
4 years with foundation
,
4 years with placement
Course features
  • Focus on real-life decision-making and policies and how they shape our lives
  • Explore the latest political theories, debates and research
  • Study a semester abroad in the USA or Canada or take a placement year

Public Service (Top-Up)

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
1 year full-time
Course features
Develop your knowledge of public services such as policing, the Armed Forces and youth justice in the UK – and gain a full BA (Hons) degree in just one year.

Sociology

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
University Centre Peterborough
Available as:
Full-time
,
Part-time
Course features
Gain an in-depth understanding of how human societies and individuals behave, then use your knowledge in a wide range of careers.

Sociology

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
3 years full-time
,
4-years-with-placement
,
4 years with foundation
Course features
  • Delve beneath the surface of everyday life to understand modern societies
  • Specialise in areas that interest you such as cybercrime or social control
  • The opportunity to conduct your own community or workplace research