The aims of the programme are: * To provide students with a substantial grounding in modern British, European and world history and in key debates in sociology and social policy, such as crime and deviance, social justice, ethnicity and gender, and cultural production and consumption * To nurture the development of open, creative and critical thinkers who are able to apply these qualities of mind in a variety of intellectual contexts * To provide a structure and an environment in which skills relevant to citizenship, employability and lifelong learning may be developed The history pathway explores a broad range of topics and regions, from global events to community history, from gender to environmental and maritime history, and from Elizabethan England to the modern Middle East. Throughout the programme, we offer opportunities for you to develop your research skills, through engaging with historiographical debates and new areas of study informed by our own research interests; and to develop practical and professional skills through a work placement. The sociology element of this programme will allow you to specialise in the study of applied sociology. Sociology is an innovative and vibrant subject offering students the opportunity to study courses covering a range of issues from consumer culture to social justice, from gender and identity to global relations. A broad foundation in sociological thinking and critique is offered while also supporting you to pursue your own ideas and interests through focused research. Across both pathways, our teaching is innovative and encourages independent study beyond the classroom, using interactive, flipped class and problem-based learning methods. Our sociology courses are ranked first in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017. You will study at a World Heritage Site, itself a living legacy of British maritime, scientific and imperial history, as well as a thriving multicultural centre of contemporary Britain. We take full advantage of our culturally rich location and proximity to central London and its cultural, social and political institutions, embedding visits to museums and archives, and relevant organisations into our courses, along with opportunities to meet and talk with those undertaking careers undertaking careers in areas you may also wish to pursue, such as social work and social policy, museum curatorship and heritage management. While studying, you will benefit from assignments and activities which will build and diversify your transferable skillset, such as problem-solving, communication across a wide range of media, and research techniques. Students also have the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement during their studies; and benefit from a rich programme of extra-curricular career development activities, from volunteer roles to employability boot camps. Graduates from this programme pursue careers in further research, teaching, social work, the NHS, policymaking, the voluntary sector, media and publishing, archive and information services, museums and heritage management, and the arts.