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Explore the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Explore the worlds of education, criminology, languages, history, sociology, English and politics

The best way to experience Portsmouth is in person – but if you can't make a trip to see us for an Open Day, this Virtual Experience is here to capture some of the character of our city, and to give you a taste of what life is like as a student in our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Explore the Faculty

Find out more about the teaching and research activities taking place across the Faculty's four schools and institutes at the University of Portsmouth.

Explore our facilities

Discover some of the facilities you could use in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Careers support

Your degree is just one step on your career journey. We'll help you find a work placement during your studies, and our Careers and Employability Service can give you career guidance for up to 5 years after you graduate. We can even help you create your own startup company.

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Helping you reach your career goals, step by step

Find out more about placements in humanities and social science subjects

Life outside study

Portsmouth is a great place to live and one of the most affordable student cities in the UK. You'll have lots to discover, from independent cafes and bars, to sports clubs, societies, galleries and museums. And you'll have the opportunity to learn a new language.

Hear from our students

Let our students tell you what they love about studying with us, and find out where their degrees have taken them so far.

Our students' and academics' work

We're incredibly proud of our students and academics. Discover some of their stories of how they put their study and research into practice.

The lecturers' enthusiasm for their areas of expertise is infectious, and ensures that they create a comfortable environment where each voice and idea can be heard and recognised.

Jennifer Littlehales, BA (Hons) English Literature

Explore our courses

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

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Contact us

Get in touch with us for more information or general queries.


Phone: +44 (0)23 9284 2992