Humanities

Humanities courses

American Studies & Film Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: TP7H   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Combining American Studies and Film Studies at York St John University provides you with the opportunity to explore the genres, social and historical contexts, pleasures and the politics of film, whilst also developing a greater understanding of America’s profound influence upon the world and also of the way the world regards America.


Creative Writing BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: 3S3S   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

If you love reading and writing, then we can help you to develop your creative potential. Creative Writing is taught by a team of award-winning and acclaimed writers, and helps to foster skills that matter in the workplace as much as on the page. Communication, creativity, reflection, analysis and collaboration are at the heart of this degree.


Creative Writing & English Language BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: WQ83   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Creative Writing and English Language allows you to develop your own creative potential with words while also getting to grips with language and linguistics. You’ll enhance your practical, transferable skills through improving your writing, communication and research capabilities.


Creative Writing & English Literature BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: WQ8H   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

The pairing of English Literature and Creative Writing develops skills in critical thinking in relation to a range of texts. Good writing comes from attentive and sophisticated reading, and writers develop these skills in their English Literature modules, alongside the reading and analysis they undertake in some of their Creative Writing modules. Creative writing is beneficial as a mode of engagement and inquiry in relation to literary texts. The two subjects work in dialogue with one another; creative writing’s practice-based focus complementing and supporting English Literature’s critical and analytical approach and vice-versa.


Creative Writing & Media BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: WP83   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Our Creative Writing and Media BA allows you to develop your own creative potential with words while also getting to grips with analysing media. You’ll enhance your practical, transferable skills through improving your writing, communication and research capabilities.


English Language & English Literature BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: Q390   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

The three year BA (Hons) in English Language & English Literature programme will enable you to explore language from a range of new perspectives. This degree will challenge you to reconsider how language works and how texts are constructed.    


English Literature BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: Q300   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Our philosophy is that words matter. Books can change the world. We believe reading and understanding different types of literature inspires people to develop greater insights into themselves and the wider world. If you are also passionate about reading and the power of the written word, then our English Literature course is the perfect choice for you.


English Literature & Education Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: XQ3H   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

In English Literature, our philosophy is simple: words matter. Words shape the world we live in (books can and have changed the world) and the connections between the written page and the concerns of the ‘real’ world are a crucial part of the programme. Overall, the degree will enable you to develop your expertise as a reader and critic of a range of literary materials, whilst also supporting you in the development of a portfolio of professional skills which will aid you in the wider job market. As you become adept at independent learning, you will become a more sophisticated reader of texts, and you will find that your confidence as a writer and as a critic will increase as your degree progresses. Education Studies is concerned with understanding how people develop and learn throughout their lives, and the nature of knowledge and critical engagement with ways of knowing and understanding. It offers intellectually rigorous analysis of educational processes, systems and approaches, and their cultural, societal, political, historical, and economic contexts.


English Literature & Film Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: QP3H   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

This is a dynamic and innovative degree that will equip you with a range of interdisciplinary skills. The pairing of English Literature and Film Studies develops skills in critical thinking and analysis in response to a range of different types of texts.


English Literature & History BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: QV31   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

The pairing of English Literature and History develops skills in critical thinking and analysis in response to a range of different types of texts. History is beneficial as mode of engagement and inquiry in relation to literary texts, and literature can help historians to analyse the past. You might find yourself referring to historical sources as part of your literary studies, as well as reading literary works as a way of developing your understanding of history. Studied together, these subjects allow students to gain a detailed understanding of the written word in all its forms, from historical sources and documents, to contemporary literary texts.


Environmental Geography BSc (Hons)

UCAS course code: FF81   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Studying the effect humans are having on the planet is more relevant and urgent now than it has ever been. Environmental Geography focuses on the natural world and our relationship with it. If you are passionate about facing major environmental issues and communicating their importance to others, then this is the degree for you.


Film Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: P303   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Film Studies has never been so vibrant, not least because of cinema’s engagement with wider media. A Film Studies degree at York St John University embraces this changing landscape and our students are introduced to a wide array of genres for critical analysis.


Film Studies & Media BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: P391   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Combining Film Studies and Media degree programmes at York St John University provides you with an opportunity to study the genres, social and historical contexts, pleasures and the politics of film, whilst also developing your understanding of how media and culture affect who we are, what we do and how we understand ourselves and the world around us.


Geography BSc (Hons)

UCAS course code: FF84   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

From climate change to social inequalities, Geographers tackle some of the most critical global issues facing the world today. This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the course balances human, physical and environmental geography to give you a broad understanding of this crucial field of study.


History BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: V100   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

If you are curious about the past and how our world has developed and if you want to know how ideas spread, how states rise and fall and how ordinary people have influenced those with power, then our History degree is for you.


American Studies & History BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: VT17   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

The Joint Honours History and American Studies degree programmes here at York St John University give you the chance to engage with inter-disciplinarity, through the study of a broad range of types and periods of history, as well as a varied range of cultural approaches related to the United States. We provide an excellent learning environment in the historic centre of the City of York, with a rich selection of museums, libraries and historical sites to complement and enhance your academic programme.


Human Geography BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: 8B12   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Human Geography is all about people, asking you to consider big questions about globalisation, social justice, inequality and cultural identity. This degree lets you see things from new perspectives, think about your place in the world and consider how you can make a difference to the global community.  


Human Geography with American Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L7T7   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Explore your fascination for America while deepening your knowledge of Human Geography, combining both your passions in one degree programme. You’ll gain an understanding of America’s profound influence upon the world and how the world views America whilst developing a geographer’s appreciation of local-to-global interactions and of spatial inequalities.


Human Geography with History BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L7V1   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Address the greatest challenges our world faces today, through the study of inequality, poverty, globalisation, urban planning and regeneration. Our Human Geography with History degree invites you to delve deep into the world around us and our everyday lives, developing an historical sensibility alongside a geographer’s appreciation of local-to-global interactions.


Human Geography with Media Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L7P3   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Develop your understanding of the central role of media and popular culture in contemporary society along with a geographer’s knowledge of local-to-global interactions. Within this course you’ll get a unique insight into the world around you; addressing issues such as inequality, poverty, globalisation, urban planning and regeneration.


Humanities with Foundation Year

The Foundation Year offers you the opportunity to grow in confidence in academic study through the development of key skills and the exploration of diverse themes and cutting-edge developments in a large array of subject areas in Humanities and other Schools.


Media BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: P305   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

This degree will take you on an exciting journey through a combination of critical analysis and creative projects to help you understand how media and culture affect who we are, what we do and how we interpret the world around us.


English Literature & Media BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: PQH3   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

In the media-saturated society that surrounds us we encounter media products and practices in countless different ways. On this degree programme we believe it is extremely important to understand how media and culture affect who we are, what we do and how we understand ourselves and the world around us.


War Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L2K3   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Armed conflict is a hugely significant aspect of the human condition; by understanding it we hope to better understand ourselves and our motivations. War Studies explores this phenomenon by asking fundamental questions such as what is war, how do wars start and how do they end?


Politics BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L200   Duration: 3 years full-time | Part-time options available on request

Our Politics course is about more than the sound and fury of the daily headlines. It examines the point where power, principle and policy intersect and gets to grips with the practical implications of the most pressing questions of our time.


Politics & History BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L2V1   Duration: 3 Years full-time

If you seek to understand the institutions, processes and events which shape our lives then History and Politics are essential disciplines to study. Contemporary states, politics and ideas cannot be fully understood without analysing their historical drivers and moreover, historical events inform concepts and theories of political analysis.


Politics, Philosophy & Ethics BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L2V5   Duration: 3 Years full-time

Our world is changing fast. New technologies, political upheaval, global environmental concerns – the challenges we face now are not those of previous generations and the tools to address them are yours to discover.


Politics & War Studies BA (Hons)

UCAS course code: L2L2   Duration: 3 Years full-time

If the diverse subjects of military history and warfare, international relations and current affairs, moral philosophy and media studies interest you then this course will help you to explore those subjects and the complex associations between them.


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