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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Take a closer look at the teaching and research taking place across our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

In the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, our four departments deliver courses and conduct research in a wide variety of humanities and social sciences subjects. We're home to more than 200 staff and 6,000 students from the UK, EU, and overseas.

Our research explores themes across a host of subjects within the faculty, which informs the teaching and supervision of our students. We also support academic staff to develop partnerships and consultancy activities with public and private enterprise.

We engage with the world beyond our University, ensuring that our students are fully prepared for the careers they wish to pursue. We opened the Placement and Internship Centre in 2013, and most of our courses offer placement years.

Our teaching is supported by the latest technology, with learning resources created in partnership between academics and experienced online course developers.

The Faculty is located in four different buildings around the compact city centre campus: Park Building, Milldam, St George’s Building and Ravelin House.

Explore our faculty


Our teaching areas

Explore the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we offer within the following areas.


Our research areas

Explore the research work we're doing within the Faculty – across areas including English Literature, Linguistics, History, Criminology, Education, Area Studies and Sociology.

Our research centres

Much of our exceptional research takes place within the following research centres – find out more below.

Our staff

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Professor Anne Louise Murphy

  • Job Title Executive Dean and Professor of History
  • Email Address Anne.Murphy@port.ac.uk
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Professor Jane Creaton

  • Job Title Professor of Higher Education Associate Dean (Academic)
  • Email Address Jane.Creaton@port.ac.uk
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Professor Francis Pakes

  • Job Title Professor in Criminology, Associate Dean (Research)
  • Email Address Francis.Pakes@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Ms Mary Williams

  • Job Title Principal Lecturer, Associate Dean (Students)
  • Email Address ecs80009@myport.ac.uk
  • Department School of Film Media and Communication
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Dr Bryony Whitmarsh

Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office.

Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 2992

Email: hss-enquiries@port.ac.uk

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