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As a Humanities postgraduate research or taught student, you can carve your own path through academia, either by undertaking your own research in the area which most interests you or following one of our exciting programmes of study.

Humanities offers dedicated supervision, the chance to get involved in academic and social activities and an established programme of skills training. As part of an increasingly diverse postgraduate community you will find a department and inter-department home, a place to meet like (and unlike) minds and to build your achievements alongside those of others.

In our Graduate School, you will also gain the broader personal and professional skills essential both for your postgraduate research and for your lifelong career choices.

You can also visit the individual department sites to discover more about postgraduate studies: Archaeology, English, Film, History, Modern Languages, Music and Philosophy.

Masters Open Day 2018

Join us on Wednesday 5th December 2018 to find out what it's really like to be a postgraduate student at Southampton.

Speak directly to academics and students at our Avenue and Highfield campuses and learn about our Humanities masters courses, world-class facilities and funding options.

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Taught degrees

Our exciting range of taught degrees will give you in-depth knowledge and a firm foundation of transferable skills.

Following your passion

  Our research students benefit from a dynamic research environment and the opportunity to work collaboratively with experts across the academic fields.    

Choosing to study here

  Superb facilities and a great location make studying Humanities at the University of Southampton an attractive choice.    

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I’m having to learn to express my research in a way which satisfies the demanding academic standards. But my supervisor is very supportive and I’m enjoying getting to grips with the subject. I would e
John EllisPhD History
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22 November 2018

Composer Guest Series: Thomas Meadowcroft

Composing and Neoliberalism: some preliminary remarks.

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4 December 2018

“Are Matter and Form Parts? Considerations...

Part of the Philosophy Seminar Series 2018/19

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4 December 2018

Is Hitler Dead? Rumours, Misinformation an...

Part of the Parkes Institute's Research Seminar Series for 2018/19

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Research and academic staff

Our academics, across disciplines, provide a professional study and supportive environment for all students

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