School of Humanities and Social Sciences

At the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, we believe in thinking critically about the past, present and future to challenge perceptions and better understand communities and people.

With expertise from gender issues to literary analysis to exploring how the past has shaped our modern world, all our staff members are active researchers, producing many publications and securing major funding. This is reflected in our teaching, allowing us to support our students with the latest theories and practices, as well as essential employability advice.

Our academic community stretches throughout Cambridge and beyond. Connections with companies such as the Imperial Air Museum Duxford and Essex Police ensure many collaborative opportunities for our staff and students, from work placements to research conferences.

We also benefit from sharing the city with the University of Cambridge and their Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences And Humanities, as well as many language schools and cultural events that provide us with even more connections and opportunities for collaboration.

We are updating our website to reflect our new faculty structure. While we complete this you can read about the activities of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences on our old websites: