About the School

The School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences offers a creative and supportive learning environment that encourages all students to reach their full potential. With a commitment to research-informed teaching, students have the opportunity to choose from a range of innovative modules reflecting the latest developments in our disciplines. The skills of our teaching staff at explaining things and the quality of the learning resources we provide are among the key features recognised in NSS 2013 where a number of our courses achieved an overall satisfaction rate of more than 80%.

Courses that lead to rewarding careers

Industry connections that help you achieve your career goals


All our courses are inspired by a research-led curriculum and encourage vocational learning as a means to put theory into practice. This gives students the opportunity to experience their chosen profession and make the industry connections that are a crucial part of forging a successful career.

To this end, we have formed an extensive range of national and international partnerships that all our students are encouraged to use during their time with us either as a student exchange or a work placement. If you are a translation student wanting to know what the profession is really like, we have the industry connections that can help you to achieve your career goals.

Research that changes lives

In research, we have a doctoral studies community that benefits from excellent facilities to place you on the front line of research in your chosen field.

The School runs initiatives that benefit local people e.g., community interpreting for asylum seekers, while providing fascinating opportunities to conduct academic research.

Our academics are also highly respected for their research, with work that is characterised by its interdisciplinary nature. In the most recenct Research Assessment Exercise (2008) 75% of our work was rated as internationally significant.