Humanities and Social Sciences

The University hosts a wide suite of Humanities and Social Sciences programmes, including British Sign Language/Deaf Studies, Creative Writing, English Language and Literature, Film, Media and Popular Culture, History, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Culture, Society, Sociology and Public Service Leadership, which operate from bespoke learning spaces, including computer labs for linguistics analysis to project rooms for book launches, open mic sessions and heritage projects on behalf of external clients.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Research is central to the School’s success. We house the Institute for Black Atlantic Research, The Heritage Network and the UCLan Music Research Group. Through our research networks, our students are actively participating in the generation of new knowledge about their subjects contributing to creative ways of thinking about human behaviours, culture and creativity and social interaction. Our academic teaching is complemented by guest speakers from the cultural and creative industries and from public forums.

The awards ceremony at the degree shows offers the opportunity to see the level of research expertise our students attain, and the wide range of skills they acquire through the study of their particular area of scholarship.