Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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    King Henry 1 Street, Park Building

    PO1 2DZ Portsmouth

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

In the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, our four departments conduct research in a wide variety of humanities and social sciences subjects. 

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.

Much of our exceptional research takes place within the following research centres:

  • Centre for European and International Studies Research
  • Centre for Studies in Literature
  • Insititute of Criminal Justice Studies

Our research areas include:

  • Area studies
  • Criminology
  • Development studies
  • Education
  • English literature
  • History
  • Languages and applied linguistics
  • Politics and international relations
  • Sociology
  • Women's and gender studies

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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