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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.



Film studies


Modern languages and linguistics



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Humanities research groups
Interdisciplinary teaching and research

Our broad expertise and the interdisciplinary structure enables students and researchers to explore their specialisms in new and exciting ways

Top 15
for research

The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 UK research universities

Parkes Institute and library

We host the unique Parkes Institute, a world-leading centre for the study of Jewish and non-Jewish relations, the Parkes Library, and one of Europe's largest collections of Jewish archives


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Student office

Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BF
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time.
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