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Undergraduate Study

Environmental Humanities

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Top 10 in the UK for English and History

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024: 9th for English, 10th for History

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Top 100 in the world for English and History in the QS World University Rankings 2024

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Drawing on established interdisciplinary climate research across the University

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Opportunities for study abroad and employment experience in the UK and abroad

Degrees in Cornwall

What is Environmental Humanities?

The climate crisis needs creative responses that challenge the way our cultures and societies think about the environment and our role in it. Science can help us to identify and understand the causes of the climate crisis, but in order to solve it we need to understand people, culture, and society.

Environmental Humanities as a subject foregrounds the key contributions that arts and humanities can make to evolving scientific and political understandings of current and future global crises and challenges. You will examine socio-cultural assumptions, normative values, and colonising practices which continue to shape human and non-human interactions, and explore different forms of response and intervention.

Environmental Humanities is a practical, placement-focused subject connected with industry, with a strong focus on employability and practical solutions. You’ll develop key transferable skills for environmental scholarship, creativity, communication, and activism.