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Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences

Find your place in Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) and feel part of our vibrant postgraduate research community.

Supporting each other to learn and grow

Welcome to postgraduate research life in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. As a HaSS postgraduate researcher, you join students from 35 disciplines and over 70 countries.

Like you, each of your peers brings their own unique mix of knowledge and experiences. Together, we form an intellectually rich and diverse community.

What better environment to grow as a researcher and make new discoveries?

Enjoy interdisciplinary development

Collaborate with fellow HaSS students via interdisciplinary working. Our faculty researcher development programme brings you into regular contact with researchers from all areas of HaSS. 

It’s the perfect way to gain fresh insights and perspectives. You can find new ways to learn and grow.

Find out more about our Faculty Researcher Development Programme.

Work at your own pace

We understand how challenging it can be to juggle all your commitments. So we’ve designed our researcher development programme to allow you to work flexibly.

As well as on-campus sessions, we offer you a range of online materials and activities. You can work through these at your own pace, making it easier to find a healthy work–life balance.

We’re committed to your development across the board.

Supporting you academically – and beyond

We’re committed to your development across the board. This means making sure our academic offering meets the highest standards, and prioritising your wellbeing too.

At HaSS you can enjoy socialising in our active postgraduate research community society. Or why not learn how to get more from life with mindfulness sessions?

If you're experiencing challenges that affect your academic work, you can also seek help from the Faculty Research Training Programme Team.