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Undergraduate subjects 2020

Choose from over 190 undergraduate degrees in subjects including engineering, humanities, management, science and social science.


Find and apply for an undergraduate course with options for work placements and studying abroad.

Accounting and finance

Accounting and finance combines the study of financial systems with the measurement and communication of this information.


Architecture is the practice of designing and building structures. Architects use science, art, technology and humanities to create built environments.


Biosciences is the study of living things from ecosystems down to their molecular interactions. It is a subject that has a significant impact on our daily lives.

Business and management

Our business and management courses explore how organisations operate. They cover core disciplines such as marketing, operations management and leadership.


Chemists study the synthesis, properties and structure of matter. Learn how to make the materials we use in our daily lives.

Chemical engineering

Chemical engineering benefits society and the environment by combining science, mathematics and engineering to develop new technologies, processes and products.

Civil engineering

The design, construction and maintenance of the built environment, covering not only buildings and infrastructure, but also the modification of the natural environment.

Computer science

Computer science is the science behind much of the technology we use in our daily lives. There is more to computer science than just programming.


Economics is a social science that examines why and how people make choices to improve their wellbeing and wealth.


Education is concerned with how people develop and learn throughout their lives. It involves critiquing the teaching methods and environments in which we learn.

Electronic and electrical engineering

The study of electricity and its application in modern systems and devices, underpinning most technological advances in industry and society.

Integrated mechanical and electrical engineering

Combines the core elements of both engineering sciences. Learn about the design and manufacture of electrical and mechanical devices, technologies and systems.

International development

International development concerns the global challenge of how to enable people to live secure and fulfilled lives, particularly those in poorer regions.

Mathematical sciences

Mathematics and statistics underlies all the physical sciences and are increasingly important to social sciences and management.

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering combines mathematics and scientific analysis with creative thinking to design and manufacture machines, technologies and systems.

Modern languages

Languages are passports to life enabling you to become a global citizen. You’ll foster communication and broaden your knowledge of cultures and perspectives.

Natural sciences

Natural sciences is multi-disciplinary. You’ll be able to study across the subjects of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology and physics.


Pharmacology is the study of the effects of drugs on the body. Learn how to develop effective treatments for both human and animal diseases.


Train as a healthcare professional in all aspects of medicines use and design. Pharmacists have valued roles as members of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.


Physicists search for the universal principles underlying natural phenomena.


The study of politics looks at the process of gaining and exerting governance. How is power handled and where does it lie?


Psychology is the scientific study of mental life and human behaviour. It explains how we think, feel and act both individually and as part of a social group.

Social work

Social workers work with individuals and families to help improve their lives. They act as advocates and direct people to the services they may need.

Sociology, social policy and criminology

Social and policy sciences blend the scientific study of individual and social behaviour to understand the dynamics of power and social justice.

Sport, exercise and health

The study of modern sport explores the impact of sport, exercise and health on modern society and how the body works and responds to physical activity.

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