School of Humanities


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.

Our courses include:


  • English BA (Hons)
  • English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)
  • English and Journalism BA (Hons)
  • English and Teaching English as a Foreign Language BA (Hons)
  • French BA (Hons)
  • French and International Relations BA (Hons)
  • French and Spanish BA (Hons)
  • History BA (Hons)
  • History and Politics BA (Hons)
  • Languages for International Business BA (Hons)
  • Politics BA (Hons)
  • International Relations BA (Hons)
  • Sociology BA (Hons)
  • Sociology and Criminology BA (Hons)
  • Spanish BA (Hons)
  • Spanish and TEFL BA (Hons)

  • Conflict Resolution Skills PgCert (Online)
  • Diplomacy, Law and Global Change MA
  • English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics MA
  • International Relations MA
  • Maritime Security MA (Online)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies MA
  • Peacebuilding MA (Online)
  • Teaching English for Academic Purposes MA
  • Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security MA

New opportunities

Unfortunately we do not have any posts available at the moment, however we are keen to hear from talented academics and leaders who would be interested in joining our team. Please contact us.