Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Science in the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies. We are located in and around Hope Street, a part of historic Liverpool, close to the city centre. The School offers an extensive portfolio of taught programmes including foundation degrees, undergraduate degrees, short courses, masters programmes and PhDs. The School is organised into six subject areas: Criminology; English; History; Media, Culture and Communication; Policing Studies; and Sociology. The School also has a bespoke Learning Enhancement Team who provide a range of specialist support for our students to enable them to make the most of their studies.
Excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer is central to our School’s mission. Our staff pride themselves on delivering high quality academic programmes which are intellectually stimulating and which develop our students as autonomous critical thinkers. The School is committed to widening the horizons and experiences of our students, by exposing them to new ideas and different ways of looking at their disciplines and their chosen careers. We attach great importance to developing subject-specific transferable world- of- work skills, and all our undergraduate programmes embed opportunities for our students to develop the skills that employers value highly, through work-related and work-based learning.
The School has a vibrant and dynamic research culture. Research and knowledge production is a defining feature of the School and academic staff and students are engaged in a wide range of research which is relevant across a variety of policy domains. Our cutting edge research informs the content of our programmes, ensuring that they are relevant, up to date and intellectually stimulating. We pride ourselves on engaging our students in the innovative research culture which exists in the School. The School plans to submit three Units of Assessment in the Research Excellence Framework in 2014 and also has two research centres.
As an academic community the School is outward looking and proactively engaged with key stakeholders and communities on a local, national and international level. The School is proud of these relationships, which serve to benefit our students as they contribute to maintaining the currency of our programmes, ensuring our graduates are equipped with the skills they need to respond to the ever-changing demands of the world of work in the 21st century.
Dr Joe Yates, Director of the School of Humanities and Social Science