Welcome to the School of Humanities.
The School of Humanities is a community of researchers, teachers, students, and support staff working together on some of the most interesting and exciting issues in historical and contemporary culture. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses cover a wide range of areas, from the teaching of high-level skills in languages and music, through advanced practical study in creative writing and journalism, to research-led courses at the cutting edge of their academic disciplines in the study of history, literature, language, and culture.
The quality of our research has a strong national and international reputation. In the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise 90% and 85% of the outputs from the school’s two main research areas were recognised internationally for their originality, significance and rigour, with 45% and 40% of our outputs being categorised as ‘internationally excellent’. The quality of teaching in the school has also been recognised in successive National Student Surveys, with our History subject area recording 93% student satisfaction in NSS 2010.