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Humanities & Social Sciences undergraduate virtual experience

Experience what it's like to study politics and languages; education; sport, exercise and health; psychology; social and policy sciences; and economics with us.

Our courses

We offer 38 undergraduate courses across 10 subject areas.

Find out more about what you could study as a Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences student:

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What it's like studying with us

Find out what it is like to study different courses from across our departments from our students.

Humanities and social sciences Q&A webinars

Hear from students and staff from a range of different undergraduate humanities and social sciences courses at Bath.

They talk about what it's like to study at the University, what to expect from different courses, and what life is like in the city.

Where you could study

Explore some of our specialist facilities and experience the places you could learn in.


Sport, health and exercise

Explore our campus
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Learn and develop beyond the classroom

Many of our students do a professional placement, spend time studying abroad, or combine the two, during their degree. Undergraduate languages students spend Year 3 working or studying overseas in countries that primarily use their chosen languages.

Professional placements

The vast majority of our courses offer a professional placement in Year 3. This is your chance to put your degree into practice and gain vital experience. Placements can be in the UK or overseas, and some are paid.

Find out more about Humanities & Social Sciences professional placements

Study abroad

Some of our courses give you the option to study at one of our partner universities. You'll do this in Year 3 for one or two semesters and get valuable international experience.

Find out more about studying abroad as part of your degree

Study or work abroad (languages students)

Unique to our BA (Hons) Modern Languages and BSc (Hons) International Politics and Modern Languages courses, you will spend Year 3 of your studies immersed in environments where your chosen languages are used. You'll have different options, including:

  • a professional work placement
  • studying at one of our overseas partner institutions
  • working as an English Language Assistant
  • a combination of two of these options

Find out more about studying or working abroad as a languages student

Improve your employability

Studying with us can set you up for exciting and rewarding careers.

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By making the most of the opportunities available here, you’ll gain experience and skills which will help you plan your career path and increase your employability.

We can help you make important decisions about the type of career you want. By the time you graduate, you should have an idea of what you want to do and know the steps you need to take.

Student stories

Our students achieve often great things, both during their studies and when they graduate.