Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Faculty comprises four departments, covering subjects from criminology to politics, from youth studies to history. MORE
Each of our undergraduate courses offers an engaging curriculum delivered by research-active academic staff. Our postgraduate courses allow you to follow a programme of deeper study with experts in their field. MORE
Visiting the Faculty for a Preview Day or an Open Day is highly recommended if you are considering study with us. It is also possible to arrange an individual visit. MORE.
Highly-rated research and doctoral opportunities in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. MORE
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) brings together four departments to offer courses in a wide range of subjects - languages, criminology, journalism, education, sociology and politics, among others - covering undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation levels of study. Our research centres explore various themes in these subjects, which informs the teaching and supervision of our students.
We are committed to engagement with the world beyond the university, ensuring that our students have employability embedded as a theme in their courses and that our academic staff members are supported in seeking knowledge transfer and consultancy activities with public and private enterprise.
FHSS has embraced blended learning wholeheartedly, with all courses making full use of our virtual learning environment in tandem with traditional lectures and seminars. We believe in continual improvement of the curriculum of each course, with all members of staff contributing at all levels and a team of support staff in place to ensure students can get the most out of their courses.
Certain basic principles underpin all our activities:
- A commitment to quality
- An active learning environment
- Flexibility and choice
- Equal opportunites
- A commitment to widening participation
- A robust system of student support