The Combined Honours programme offers you an opportunity to study two subjects at degree level, enabling you to benefit from high quality teaching across more than one subject. History: Historical events have shaped the world we live in today. The past affects every aspect of our lives – from the language we speak, to the politics of race, gender, religion and identity. History will provide you with the skills to explore the social and political landscape of human consciousness throughout time and place. You will discover how people lived, and how they perceived and interacted with the world around them. Investigating past events, you will encounter war, injustice, new frontiers, political upheaval, ancient civilisations, invasions, conspiracies, catastrophes and revolutions. Studying history at Manchester Met will allow you to enjoy a programme of study that offers a wide and fascinating scope of time and place, from the bustling streets of Ancient Athens and Rome to the missile silos of the Cold War. You will have considerable freedom of choice, allowing you to select from a wide range of modules. Whether analysing the social history of the family or the political structures of mighty empires, our tutors have developed an exciting range of approaches to their subject. You will develop a variety of historical skills, which will allow you to explore specialist topics in detail. There is also the opportunity to spend your second year studying in either the USA or Australia. As we unlock the past, we seek to develop the individual, continuously aspiring to produce confident, intellectually flexible and articulate graduates fully prepared for the world of work or further study. Sociology: This discipline offers an understanding of the world that emphasises the interaction between individuals, groups and social institutions. Sociology takes the view that individuals in everyday life do not have a free choice of behaviour. The discipline of sociology argues that our ‘options’ for how to behave are limited by, for example, expectations of others, responsibilities we may have, and the need to meet certain material, emotional and social requirements. We provide an excellent understanding of trends in modern British society and its relationship with global trends. As you progress through these courses, you will have increasing levels of flexibility, allowing you to pursue your own interests from a broad range of option units. This is supported by the use of innovative teaching methods, particularly interactive learning, and you will also develop a wide range of transferable skills, which will prove valuable for a wide range of graduate careers. * This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study.