School of Humanities
We're passionate about investigating what makes us human, from literature, language and music, to history, film and philosophical debate.
We are fascinated by people and their achievements over the centuries, from prehistory to the modern day. Our research and education spans many disciplines, most of which are ranked in the top 10 across British universities. Our research informs our teaching, which is regularly recognised as a leader in the annual National Student Survey. We're proud to have a friendly and approachable community that is always willing to help colleagues and students to succeed.
Research groups bring together specialists to share knowledge and solve problems.
The Humanities are at the centre of our understanding of a rapidly changing world. Studying cultures, languages and histories allows us to imagine and realise new just and sustainable futures.
We have a vibrant interdisciplinary research culture in Humanities, with staff and students working together on blue skies research, such as investigating literary and visual culture, heritage, gender, or the nature of society, as well as work that addresses the world's greatest challenges including well-being, the environment, inequality and racism.
Our aim is to provide an environment in which our students can flourish and to support them as they develop as independent, creative and critical thinkers who can make positive and meaningful contributions to society in many different ways.