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1. Faculty information

The Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences was formed in September 2022, and brings together ten departments: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies; Archaeology and History; Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology; Communications, Drama and Film; English and Creative Writing; Humanities and Social Sciences, Penryn (Cornwall); Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies; Law School; School of Education and Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Anthropology. The Societies and Cultures Institute is also homed within the Faculty. PGR students are based on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses in Exeter and the Penryn campus in Cornwall.


The Faculty Director of Postgraduate Research is Professor Stacey Hynd.


The Department Directors of Postgraduate Research are:

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies: Professor Laleh Khalili

Archaeology and History: Dr James Davey (Lead) and Dr Ioanna Oltean

Classics, Ancient History, Theology and Religion: Dr William Short (Lead) and Professor Brandon Gallaher

Communications, Drama and Film: Professor Kerrie Schaefer (Lead) and Dr Rebecca Loukes

English and Creative Writing: Dr Felicity Gee (Lead - English), Dr John Bolin (Deputy - English) and Professor John Wedgwood Clarke (Creative Writing)

Humanities and Social Sciences, Penryn: Dr David Benson

Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies: Dr Eliana Maestri (Lead) and Professor Yue Zhuang

Law School: Dr Isabelle Rueda (Lead) and Professor Ana Beduschi

School of Education: Dr Jonathan Doney

Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Anthropology: Professor Amy McKay


The programmes that are offered in the Faculty encompass the MA by Research, MPhil, PhD, PhD by Publication and our Professional Doctorate programmes the DEdPsych and the EdD.