Ashwe Terfa, LLM International Economic Law, July 2015

Humanities & Social Sciences Postgraduate

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences has over 50 postgraduate taught programmes across our six schools.

We strive for excellence in research and education to benefit students, staff and wider society.

Our postgraduate community includes over 1,300 postgraduate taught students and over 150 postgraduate researchers.

The faculty is the ideal location to continue your studies, embark on a new career path or start your research career.

Course options

Our taught courses are available as an MSc (LLM or LLB in Law, MEd in Education), but many can be undertaken as PgDiploma or PgCertificate.

Flexible learning

We appreciate that many of our students are in paid employment or cannot attend the campus. For this reason we offer a varied choice of flexible learning options.

Some courses can be taken part-time over a longer period.

There are distance learning options for some courses. The courses are delivered online, but still give access to real tutors. Support is provided through forums and live webinars.

Distance learning allows you to study at your own pace, at times and places convenient for you.


We have strong links with high quality universities worldwide.

We attract students from across the globe, giving you the chance to develop skills for different scenarios with a diverse range of people.

Students on certain courses have the opportunity to undertake a global project which will requires a placement abroad.


There are some scholarships available to overseas postgraduate students. Scholarships can help you in a number of ways, such as payment towards fees and materials. 

The faculty offers the John Anderson Award to international scholars for academic merit.

There are funding opportunities available from individual departments and also across the University.


We're committed to ensuring our graduates have the skills required for the work place. Our courses have strong professional links and some are taught by external professionals.

On some courses, students will work with relevant external stakeholders within a specific profession.

Meet some of our Postgraduate students