Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
In the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, our four departments deliver courses and conduct research in a wide variety of humanities and social sciences subjects. We're home to more than 200 staff and 6,000 students from the UK, EU, and overseas.
Our research explores themes across a host of subjects within the faculty, which informs the teaching and supervision of our students. We also support academic staff to develop partnerships and consultancy activities with public and private enterprise.
We engage with the world beyond our University, ensuring that our students are fully prepared for the careers they wish to pursue. We opened the Placement and Internship Centre in 2013, and most of our courses offer placement years.
Our teaching is supported by the latest technology, with learning resources created in partnership between academics and experienced online course developers.
The Faculty is located in four different buildings around the compact city centre campus: Park Building, Milldam, St George’s Building and Ravelin House.
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Our teaching areas
Explore the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we offer within the following areas.
Or read about postgraduate research opportunities within the faculty:
Our research areas
Explore the research work we're doing within the Faculty – across areas including English Literature, Linguistics, History, Criminology, Education, Area Studies and Sociology.
By studying the international relations, history, politics, economies, cultures, languages and geography across specific regions, our research aims to make sense of the world.
We're exploring how crime is changing, and our research in this area aims to improve how it's prevented, detected, investigated and prosecuted.
We're working towards a better understanding of what education looks like for different groups of people around the globe, and pushing for social justice and human rights worldwide.
In a globalised and fast-changing world, we're studying how English literature can provide valuable insight and understanding into the lives of other individuals, communities and cultures.
We're exploring how words are used in certain contexts, and the relationship words can have with social phenomena and identity, such as class or power.
We're working with organisations, governments and individuals to deal with some of the world's most pressing issues – from reducing the impact of war, to fighting political exclusion.
We're investigating how societies evolve and the place of individuals, communities, governments, and organisations within them – and tackling the issues of a growing global population.
Our research centres
Much of our exceptional research takes place within the following research centres – find out more below.
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