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Undergraduate and postgraduate study options for the Department of Humanities

Studying on one of our Humanities courses isn’t just about sitting in some library basement surrounded by dusty books*, it’s about being part of a passionate and creative community of students, researchers, academics and professionals

At all levels of study you can expect guidance tutorials in order to meet your specific and individual learning needs, whilst the flexible nature of our courses mean you can pursue your own personal interests through a wide variety of optional modules.

You’ll learn in modern classroom and lecture theatre facilities along with access to the University’s 24hr library where our department’s library resources recently benefitted from a £600,000 investment. Staff members in English and History have also developed one-stop portals for you that provide access to a wealth of digital resources for your study, while the Humanities Learning Portal serves as your gateway to studying in the Humanities.

Alongside our research active staff informing your learning you will have access to advice and teaching from our Department partnership with New Writing North and wider employer connections.  Our English Language and Linguistics courses offer you the possibility of gaining experience in the field of teaching both at home (Student tutoring) and abroad (TESOL).  You will also have the opportunity to spend experience another culture by spending a semester at a university overseas. Our History courses will see you gain experience on a professional placement whilst our American Studies course gives students an excellent opportunity to broaden their horizons and experience a different culture as part of our study exchange programme.

*We actually love dusty history books and library basements, so if they do happen to be your thing then we’ll certainly get along just fine. 

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