The School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies offer undergraduate degree programmes in British Sign Language and Deaf Studies, English Language, English Literature, Creative Writing, History, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Politics and Religion Culture and Society. In our degree programmes, we blend cutting-edge subject knowledge and practical experience to equip you with the confidence and skills needed for the world of work. We also offer An Introduction to British Sign Language certificate for those already in the workplace and seeking additional Continuous Professional development.

This course has really encouraged me to develop a career in working with young people. Studying this degree hugely impacted my life both academically and personally

Saira Hassan, BA (Hons) Religion, Culture & Society Graduate
Philosophy is 1st for student satisfaction, assessment and feedback in the UK (NSS 2019) and No 1 in Northwest in 2019 Guardian League Table
The RCS team subsidises OVER 10 national and international field trips to support your study
In 2019 Linguistics at UCLan was ranked 1st in the UK for Teaching Quality - National Student Survey 2019
it is estimated that over 60% of BSL interpreters working in the UK have been taught on our courses

Highlights of our Humanities Courses

Student reading book


As well as opportunities in the classroom, there are opportunities outside it too, over the last 12 months our students have visited the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, China to name a few, have attended conferences nationally, and displayed work in museums to test their ideas in the real world.


Humanities degrees develop graduate qualities and transferable skills that are highly valued by employers and open up a huge variety of employment options across a range of different sectors. We hold regular employability workshops to get students thinking about where their degree might lead.


Many of our graduates decide to go on to further study following completion of their UCLan course.


Our degrees help you to express ideas precisely, economically and memorably - exactly the qualities that employers in this sector are looking for.


Seminar sizes allow for a much more personal and engaging experience, as opposed to being lost in a huge lecture theatre. In addition, the lecturers are very approachable and will always make time for any queries or concerns.


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I always knew I wanted to be a writer and searched for a degree that would allow me to be as creative as possible. UCLan was exactly the sort of university I wanted to go to as I got a fantastic vibe on the open days and found the tutors engaging and knowledgeable.

Jennifer Lane - BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing


BA (Hons) British Sign Language and Deaf Studies

Dionne Marie Thomas

Now working as a fully qualified sign language interpreter, Dionne regularly works as an on-screen translator for ITV Signpost and is founder of a community interest company which works with deaf entrepreneurs.

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Professor of American Literature & Culture

Professor Will Kaufman

One of the UK's senior scholars in American Studies, Will Kaufman has served on the executive committee of the British Association for American Studies and has been Vice-Chair of the Association.

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