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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Take a closer look at the teaching and research taking place across our 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.

Our staff

Professor. Matthew John Weait

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Dr. Gareth Morgan

Dr. Jane Creaton

  • Job Title Associate Dean (Academic)
  • Email Address Jane.Creaton@port.ac.uk
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor. Francis Jakob Pakes

  • Job Title Professor in Criminology, Associate Dean (Research)
  • Email Address Francis.Pakes@port.ac.uk
  • Department Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ms. Mary Williams

  • Job Title Principal Lecturer, Associate Dean (Students)
  • Email Address Mary.Williams@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Film Media and Communication
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Bryony Ruth Whitmarsh

  • Job Title Associate Dean (Global Engagement)
  • Email Address Bryony.Whitmarsh@port.ac.uk
  • Faculty Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries

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Our subject areas

Explore the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we offer within the following subject areas.

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.

Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office.

+44 (0)23 9284 2992

hss-enquiries@port.ac.uk

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