Queen Mary Lectureships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

About us

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) has played a key role in the success of Queen Mary University of London over the past ten years.

The Faculty has combined research excellence with a strong commitment to growth, innovation and diversity in its educational activities.  Public engagement, partnerships, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and the generation of research with broad and compelling public benefits have all been central to the Faculty’s success.

Our academic schools work together effectively, generating excellent research, teaching and learning opportunities across the humanities and social sciences.  Altogether, there are over 7,300 students and 660 staff across the Faculty, with many inter-departmental links.

£65m Annual turnover with research grant income of over £7m.

Faculty highlights

  • Annual turnover of £65m with research grant income of over £7m.
  • In REF 2014, Drama and Linguistics were each ranked first in the UK, while English was ranked fifth and Law ninth.  History was ranked fourth in the UK for environment, and eighth in the UK for impact. Geography was fifth in the UK for research outputs.  Across the Faculty more than 90 per cent of impact was judged to be of 4* or 3* quality.

  • Together with Kings College London and Imperial College, we are an accredited ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The DTP funds over 50 students per year from 2017-18.

  • We are part of the AHRC-funded London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), which was recently renewed to train a further five annual cohorts of PhD students from October 2019.

  • Our School of Politics and International Relations leads the interdisciplinary Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship Programme themed “Mobile People: mobility as a way of life”. 

  • In 2017, we opened the Graduate Centre, a £39m seven storey development housing the School of Economics and Finance, an impressive 200-seat lecture theatre, and numerous seminar rooms.

The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS)

The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) is an ideas generating hub for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London.  It seeks to enable inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary conversations, by bringing together the expertise of some of the world’s finest scholars from within Queen Mary University of London and from outside.

The activity of the Institute is focused on a set of thematic programme.  For 2018-19, these focus on: Democracy, Mobility, and Work. Subsequent years will be framed around other thematic foci following input from existing and incoming staff, including – where appropriate – cross-Faculty initiatives.

The Institute enables engagements between the fifteen Research Centres, which are supported by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and led by members of our distinguished academic staff.

The Institute is also home to a dynamic group of fellows (both junior and visiting senior); whose research interests align with the Faculty’s research programmes.