Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

National festival showcases latest trends in research

Latest innovations in research methods will come under the spotlight over the next three days as the University plays host to the ESRC’s 7th Research Methods Festival 2016.

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Postgraduate funding

Our Faculty Graduate School details funding opportunities available to taught and research postgraduates.

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REF 2014 results

Research across the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences rated highly in REF results

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Interdisciplinary focus

We have strong interdisciplinary research collaboration between departments that our students and researchers benefit from.

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    Register for our MA Translation with Business Interpreting (Chinese) webinar

    If you are considering studying our MA Translation with Business Interpreting (Chinese) course then we invite you to join us for an online webinar.

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    Bath-Bristol applied economics workshop

    This workshop brings together applied labour and micro-economics researchers in Bath and Bristol to present their latest research, discuss and identify potential for future joint collaborations.

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    How to (and How Not to) ‘Save the Planet’

    On 12 October, the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and Department of Economics will welcome Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics and eminent political scientist Scott Barrett to speak about his particular area of expertise: international cooperation.

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    Attend our Mini Open Day

    If you are interested in studying on a course in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences but missed the University Open Days (held in June and September), this event is for you!


The Faculty

University campus

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences supports the largest student intake at the University, with over 4,500 students.


Undergraduate students

We offer a wide-range of interdisciplinary courses for study at an undergraduate level within our Faculty.

Graduate School

Graduate students

Our Faculty Graduate School offers a range of postgraduate degrees and provides guidance on available funding for students intending to study at this level.


Post-it notes on a whiteboard

Our Research Sandpits are residential interactive workshops that stimulate research proposals in promising areas of research for the University.