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Social Sciences

Take a look at our course talks and learn all about our Social Sciences courses.

Watch our History video


Find out more about studying History at ARU.

Visit our History course page
Watch our Philosophy courses video


Find out more about studying Philosophy courses at ARU.

If you're studying Philosophy and English Literature, you can also watch our English Literature video.

Visit our Philosophy course page
Visit our Philosophy and English Literature course page
Watch our Politics video


Find out more about studying Politics at ARU.

Visit our Politics course page
Watch our Sociology courses video


Find out more about studying Sociology courses at ARU.

If you're studying Criminology and Sociology, you can also watch our Criminology video.

Visit our Sociology course page
Visit our Criminology and Sociology course page
Person reading a politics book in the library

Student stories

Find out more about our Social Sciences students' experiences at ARU.

Amy: studying Sociology at ARU Ana: Is a career in politics going to change you? Daisy: Force historian

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Understanding people and communities through thinking critically about the past, present and future, and through language and literature, to challenge perceptions and create better societies.

Find out more about the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Student life

Find out what it's like to live and study at ARU, and about the support and opportunities we offer.

Life on campus Accommodation

Chat to our students and staff

Do you want to know more about a course or student life at ARU? Send a message to our students or staff – they'll be happy to answer any questions you have.


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