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Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

About the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

In a time of volatility, complexity and uncertainty, research and education across the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences are critical to unlocking human creativity, to engaging in a human-centred way with the world around us, and to building the inclusive understanding that will help us to co-create a better future.

The faculty is comprised of ten departments, all of which undertake fundamental discovery research, as well as applied activity and skills development and reflect areas of economic, social and cultural importance. The faculty hosts the University Societies and Cultures Institute (SCI) which is a key structure for further promoting interdisciplinarity within the faculty and across others. Read more about us »

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences! Our faculty brings together an exciting and diverse range of subjects addressing societal and civilisational development from antiquity to future possibilities.

We are home to some of the leading disciplinary groups globally, and we are also proud of our inter-disciplinary initiatives that focus on the big questions as they emerge, or even before they do, at the local, national, international, and global levels.

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Professor Gareth Stansfield OBE

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

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