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UCP Subject Areas Humanities and Social Science

Humanities and Social Science

Department Overview

Welcome to the enriching domain of Humanities and Science at University Centre Peterborough, where diverse disciplines from History to Sociology are within your grasp. Our department offers a wide array of meticulously designed courses that blend rich academic knowledge with real-world relevance, designed to empower you in shaping the world of tomorrow.

Our curriculum comprises of the BA (Hons) History and Archaeology, BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies, and BA (Hons) Sociology. These courses have been thoughtfully developed to provide a deep understanding of the respective disciplines, catering to individuals with a thirst for knowledge, understanding of human behaviour, and a passion for social justice.

The BA (Hons) History and Archaeology course explores the different periods of history and the material culture left behind. The BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies delves into the complexities of human behaviour, society, and culture, and the BA (Hons) Sociology explores the social structures and changes that govern our lives.

Our esteemed faculty members, experts in their respective fields, are dedicated to fostering your academic journey. With their guidance, you'll be motivated to reach new heights in your chosen discipline and unlock your full potential in these fascinating and socially significant fields. Welcome to a world of exploration – your intellectual journey begins here.

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BA (Hons) Sociology

L300 P56

Sociology objectively examines how societies change and what prompts these shifts. It also looks into various aspects of our lives: our work, our education, our relationships, and our identities, in addition to the media we consume and the things we buy.
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BA (Hons) Psychosocial Studies

C880 P56

Psychosocial Studies is a unique subject that addresses both individual experiences and larger social processes. In the course, you will be introduced to the core concepts that shape the discipline and the key tools with which to undertake social analysis and research.
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BA (Hons) History and Archaeology

V400 P56

The History and Archaeology course is a unique combination of history and archaeology modules designed to create an integral course that supports students that want to pursue careers in either discipline.
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News & Student Work:

Social Science Conference

University Centre Peterborough (UCP) has hosted its first Social Science Conference offering studen...

Humanities and Social Science Conference 2023

University Centre Peterborough hosted its 8th annual Humanities and Social Science Conference to listen to the Level 6 students’ dissertation presentations.

Our Level 5 Digital Arts Students Have Curated An Exhibition, That Is Being Displayed In Peterborough Cathedral

The students tasked themselves, along with other creatives, to explore the relationship between visual art and music, with the main aim of the brief being ‘to discover what your favourite song means to you’, and to use their skills to visually portray this.

University Centre Peterborough Graduate Kayleigh Cutforth Secures National Distribution Deal for their Creative Writing Magazine

Kayleigh Cutforth, from Stamford, graduated from a degree in Creative Writing at University Centre P...

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