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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Our teaching excellence and real world experience encourage wider thinking. We help our students realise their potential and make a positive impact on society.

Our academic departments

Our six academic departments are research active and teach our portfolio of courses.

Department of Economics

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We conduct high quality research and teaching in economics. Our graduates have excellent employment prospects due to our established industry placements scheme.

Department of Education

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We conduct research and teach courses to further our understanding of a range of education-related issues nationally and internationally.

Department for Health

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We deliver highly-rated courses in sport, exercise and health, alongside research to promote wellbeing and enhance functional performance.

Department of Psychology

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A large and growing team of staff offers expertise in a broad spectrum of psychology topics, which allows our students to work across traditional boundaries.

Research Excellence Framework 2021

REF assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. Find out how our research is having a positive impact around the world on physical and mental health, economic well-being, climate change, education and political policy.

Read more about our `REF 2021 impact case studies

Latest research

Our research solves real world problems.


Many of our undergraduate students take a placement year as part of their degree. They are supported by our Faculty Placements Team.


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About us

We offer a diverse range of undergraduate courses covering economics, education, psychology, policy and languages. We also offer a variety of taught and research-based postgraduate courses, from master's to doctorate qualifications.

1 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom