The History programme is designed to give you a broad overview of historical development and change over time, as well as the opportunity to study particular periods and historical themes in more detail. It is also designed to enable you to develop the analytical and communication skills which are vital for gaining rewarding graduate-level employment. Philosophers ask questions about what lies behind our everyday reality. The Philosophy programme offers students the opportunity to explore such questions in a variety of traditions and periods. Studying philosophy will enable you to develop skills of independent and critical thought. It encourages you to be creative when engaging with issues and questions of contemporary culture and debate.