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.

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

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. Our innovative programmes enable you to develop subject expertise and relevant skills for the future that not only meet but 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 more postgraduate students than any other faculty.

We are actively engaged in research and knowledge exchange through our research centres, consultancies, public engagement and the many fascinating projects carried out by our researchers.

Image courtesy of History alumnus Patrick Young.

 

Departments in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Meet the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences team