The School of Humanities is home to award-winning academics with an international research profile and prides itself on innovative teaching.
Joining our School and your chosen department will give you first-hand access to a plethora of special collections, local archives and artefacts housed on-site at our own University Collections, Ure Museum, and the Museum of English Rural Life.
Our links extend beyond the University, with partnerships developed with internationally significant institutions such as the National Archives in Kew and The British Museum.
Our teaching staff have won many awards within and beyond the University, and hold significant positions in the Higher Education community, reflecting the range and variety of our professional skills and achievements.
The School's research profile is diverse and truly international. Colleagues contribute actively to numerous research centres and themes across the University. Our work ranges from the societies and languages of the ancient word to manuscript culture of the Middle Ages, and on gender and medical histories, contemporary postcolonial literature of the Indian Ocean and politics of English protest music. We have an excellent record of attracting highly competitive research grants from funding councils, charitable trusts and private foundations.