School of Humanities
The humanities have long played a central role in higher education and continue to make a major contribution to our understanding of contemporary society through rigorous study of its cultural and historical contexts.
Comprising Creative Writing, English Literature, English Language and History, the School of Humanities combines several academic disciplines that approach the complexities of human society from a range of critical and creative perspectives.
Our aim is to provide excellent teaching that is underpinned by world-class research, ensuring tutors are working at the cutting-edge of developments in their subject.
The pursuit of academic excellence is informed by the demands of employability; our students develop an understanding of the relevance of their skills and knowledge to the world and have the opportunity to prove this in practice through work placements.
Staff in the School of Humanities undertake teaching and research in creative writing, history, the history of art and design, English language and literature, and teaching English as a foreign language.
Research is a crucial aspect of the school's activities. In addition to supporting the research of individual scholars, it is home to four research centres:
The School also oversees the work of the Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) which offers a range of short courses for academic and business clients. CELL is accredited by the British Council.