The School of Humanities brings together the disciplines of English and Languages, History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology. With over 60 full-time academic members of staff, the School offers a vibrant, dynamic and innovative environment where evolution is constant as we embrace an ever-changing external world.
We continue to have high levels of student satisfaction, as measured by the National Student Survey (NSS), reflecting the excellent staff-student relationships in our community of learning. Supporting students through learning and teaching and preparing our students for future careers is fundamental in our provision.
The School of Humanities is thoroughly international in its outlook in the courses it offers and through the opportunities students have to undertake international experiences through designated study trips and study abroad options.
The School is a leading exponent of the development of Online International Learning (OIL) and has links with institutions in Costa Rica, Mexico and the University of the West Indies and is developing further projects with academic staff and students in Italy and Russia. The School enjoys an excellent working relationship with the University’s Centre for Global Engagement which co-ordinates the international agenda at the heart of our provision. The School has a dedicated Languages Centre and is soon to be the home of the Confucius Institute with its strong links to China.