Academic departments


Politics and International Relations

  • The Department of Politics and International Relations has received excellent ratings and has an active and vibrant research culture, ensuring high quality research-informed modules and courses.

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  • Psychology has been recognised for its teaching excellence, while also having a strong national and growing international research profile.

    Our undergraduate courses, postgraduate psychology conversion programmes and our MSc Forensic Psychology are all accredited by the British Psychological Society.

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Social Work and Health

  • The Department of Social Work and Health brings together a team of staff from a range of academic and professional backgrounds in the areas of social work, public health and social care.

    The team strives for excellence in both teaching and research, while maintaining close working relationships with organisations.

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  • The Department of Sociology offers courses in the areas of sociology, criminology, youth and career guidance. 

    These subject areas are all concerned with thinking critically about the social world in which we live and supporting and protecting people and the environment across and within complex and diverse contexts.