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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.

Latest research

Our research solves real world problems.

Apply for a research project in the humanities and social sciences

Join our collaborative and supportive research community, and start your journey to becoming an expert in your field.

Apply for a research project
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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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Lecture series

Time and venue information will be confirmed closer to each event.

Upcoming events

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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