Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The following departments are located within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
ICJS provides a comprehensive package of criminal justice programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level for both campus-based and distance learning students and is a leading national and international centre for research and course provision in criminology, criminal justice and police studies. The Institute also delivers a highly successful taught doctorate programme, and the full-cost Probation training programme delivered in partnership with Probation Trusts covering five different regions across the country, making it the leading provider of such provision nationally.
SECS currently offers initial teacher training (ITT), programmes in early years and childhood studies, and part-time courses for those working in the education sector. The School works in partnership with many local schools and colleges, and is regulated by external requirements and a stringent inspection regime. SECS is also responsible for separately funded contract work for the Teaching Agency and the Children’s Workforce Development Council. Since its introduction in 2007, full-time undergraduate provision has significantly grown in the area of Childhood and Youth Studies.
SLAS is one of the largest departments of its kind in the country, teaching languages and associated area studies, alongside programmes in American Studies, European Studies and International Development Studies. The School welcomes undergraduate and postgraduate students, with significant numbers of International and EU students as well as home students. SLAS also delivers languages to non-specialists through the Institution-Wide Languages Programme, and support in academic English to international students across the University via the English for Academic Purposes programme.
SSHLS is a large, multi-disciplinary School with course provision spanning English Literature, History, Journalism, Politics, International Relations and Sociology, which has a well-deserved reputation for providing a supportive and student-focused learning environment. Over 1,300 full-time undergraduate students are enrolled, many of whom are on combined honours programmes. In recent years, the School has experienced significant growth in student numbers, both as a result of introducing new programmes and because of the continuing popularity of its more established curriculum areas.