Subject areas

The Department comprises eight subject areas of Criminology, Environmental Health, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations.


Criminology at UWE is rooted in the social sciences and stresses the subject’s multi-disciplinary nature, focusing on its links with Sociology, Law, Psychology, History, Social policy, Philosophy and Media studies.

Environmental Health

Environmental Health studies at UWE focuses on aspects of the human body, human health and disease that are determined by environmental factors.

Public Health

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts and informed choices of society, organisations, public and private, communities and individuals.

Social Work

Social Work is a professional and academic discipline committed to the pursuit of social welfare, social change and social justice.


Sociology investigates an amazing range of human affairs and social issues from education, crime and the media to gender, health, sexuality, work, leisure, religion and many more.


The study of Psychology focuses on deepening ones understanding of what makes us tick and is an extremely exciting area of study.


Studying philosophy at UWE includes a real emphasis on skills development at every level. From essay writing and delivering presentations to forming arguments and engaging in debate.

Politics and International Relations

Studying Politics and International Relations at UWE provides students with a wide-ranging and contemporary insight into the world.

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