Arts and humanities subjects include history, English literature, philosophy, languages and architecture (scroll down for a full list of subjects and what you can do with them). Students who study the arts and humanities develop analytical and communication skills that can help them progress in a range of careers.
The social sciences include anthropology, geography, politics, media and communications studies and sociology.
Social science students learn how to analyse complex problems, explore the best solutions and communicate their discoveries effectively. These transferrable skills can be applied to a variety of careers.
The social sciences are fields that explore the relationships between individuals and societies. Subjects under this umbrella include anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, linguistics, politics, psychology and sociology.
In the UK, undergraduate courses tend to be in one subject within the social sciences as opposed to a singular social sciences degree.
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What is psychology?
Psychology is the study of the mind and human behaviour. The subject is about how those around us think, what kind of feelings they experience, how they act and interact, and what motivates them. Psychology students learn to comprehend why people act in a certain way, how they respond to the world around them and which key factors might affect this. These might be social, biological, cognitive or emotional.