Humanities: History, Philosophy, Culture and Politics.

Humanities at University of Brighton 

Our humanities subject area at the University of Brighton gives you the opportunity to study the world that human beings have created for themselves. We look into politics, philosophy, history and the cultures that people develop through their literature, religion and communication.  Our undergraduate students have a choice of courses that allow their individual interests to thrive in an academically rewarding environment.

With small seminar groups at the heart of the BA(Hons) courses, you will join in the challenging debates which are central to a study of the problems confronting humanity today: global conflict and global culture; sexuality, gender and class; racism, conflict and religion; war, ‘terror’ and fundamentalism; and the relationship between such issues and our philosophical and critical grasp of the human condition.

Using small-group teaching, and drawing on a combination of humanities disciplines, including philosophy, politics, history, literature, cultural studies and religious studies, the subject of humanties at Brighton enables you to explore the complexity of modern experience, to build knowledge progressively, and to acquire the analytical and the communication skills that are necessary for personal and intellectual growth.

Please view our recently made video of our Humanities programmes at the University of Brighton.

At postgraduate level, the Masters provision carries the theoretical and area-based work of the programme to a more advanced level. It equips students with a more sophisticated appreciation of the limits of our understanding, and of the interdependence between theory and the acquisition of our various knowledges. In addition to their educational and professional value as discrete awards, they are also effective as preparation for doctoral research.

Research degrees at both MPhil and PhD level are also offered.