School of Humanities and Social Science

It is my pleasure as Dean to welcome you to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The School comprises of four academic teaching departments; Economics and International Studies, History and History of Art, English and Modern Foreign Languages, and the Humanities Research Institute (Buckingham and London).

There are also a number of specialised research and teaching centres, including the Buckingham Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, the Centre for United Nations Studies, the associated Institute of International Monetary Research and the newly established Institute of Sports Humanities.

Why join our School?

The School has a long record of excellence in teaching, having had outstanding results in the National Student Survey (NSS 2018), as well as in the national Teaching Excellent Framework (Gold).

The School has attracted outstanding teachers and researchers, as well as having high-profile visiting professors and practitioners.

All our teaching is research-led, and we hold fast to our commitment that our higher education is about students working directly in tutorials or small groups with leading academics and sometimes practitioners in their field of studies.

The School is extremely proud of its graduates, many of whom have on to hold high profile positions in private and public organisations in the UK, in Europe and internationally.

For further information about courses in Humanities and Social Sciences, or to arrange a visit, please email us or telephone +44 (0)1280 820369.

Professor Nicholas Rees

Dean and Professor of International Relations