Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



A vibrant, well-founded, and internationally prominent community of researchers.

Our activities span a broad range of subject areas.


A great deal of our work is based on innovative (often multi-disciplinary) collaborations between colleagues at Newcastle or with colleagues at other institutions.

We support our research through the activities of our research institutes, centres and groups.

Research quality

The quality of our research is evidenced in the regular awards of peer-reviewed research funding and through the outcomes of the 2021 REF.

We seek to develop close synergies between the expertise of our staff and the demand for this expertise beyond the University and academic world.

A great deal of our research has had a substantial impact on a wide range of user communities in the UK and internationally.

A substantial tranche of our research is carried out in partnership with external organisations that will be the direct beneficiaries.

The Faculty has made a very significant contribution to the University's societal challenge theme programme, and led on the theme of social renewal for the University.