Graduate study with us is a demanding, exhilarating and, frequently, life-changing experience. There are many opportunities for cross-faculty, interdisciplinary research and collaboration.
Professor Morag Shiach, Vice-Principal and Executive Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences highlights for postgraduate students
- 1,843 postgraduate students, 500 staff.
- Annual turnover of £55m with a research grant of over £4m.
- In national university guides for 2011, seven disciplines in the Faculty are judged to be in the top ten in the UK.
- In the last Research Assessment Exercise, nine Faculty research areas (out of 13) were judged to be in the top ten nationally on the basis of the percentage of 4* and 3* grades, with three coming top in their discipline.
- In the National Student Survey 2011, over half of the Faculty’s subject areas had overall student satisfaction ratings of more than 90 per cent.
- We have been accredited as an Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London: over the next five years 50 PhD students at the two Colleges will be fully funded for their fees and living costs.
- We have been awarded £2.9m by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to support the training and supervision of postgraduates.
- In 2011, we opened the stunning Arts 2 Building, a £21m development housing the School of History and a film and drama studio.
Academic schools in the Faculty
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is made up of eight schools as follows:
- School of Business and Management
- School of Economics and Finance
- School of English and Drama
- School of Geography
- School of History
- School of Law
- School of Languages, Linguistics and Film
- School of Politics and International Relations