The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to a diverse yet closely related set of subject areas driven by passionate inquiry into what makes us human.

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The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to a diverse yet closely related set of subject areas driven by passionate inquiry into what makes us human.

We are proud of the range and quality of our programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level across the faculty. These programmes are widely recognised as providing students with high-quality learning opportunities, and are consistently rated highly in internal and national surveys of student satisfaction.

Research-led teaching and outstanding support is offered across undergraduate and postgraduate study in Applied Social Sciences (Criminology, Forensic Studies and Geography); Archaeology and Anthropology; History; Politics and Society (Animal Welfare, Politics and Sociology); Psychology, and Theology, Religion and Philosophy.

Our innovative programmes enable you to develop subject expertise and highly relevant skills for the future that meet and exceed employers’ expectations.

In addition to being dedicated lecturers, our academic staff are active researchers who contribute to a lively, varied and high-quality research environment. We achieved strong results in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), and attract many postgraduate students. We are actively engaged in research and knowledge exchange through our research centres and consultancies, and the many projects carried out in the departments.

Departments in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Meet the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences team