New School of Humanities and Social Sciences launched
Members of the school will address crucial questions of society and culture, seeking new perspectives, delving deeper into social issues and striving to achieve sustainable development goals. Throughout their studies, students will be encouraged to seize their passions to fulfil their potential, with the help and guidance of tutors’ expertise.
Acting Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Robert Burroughs says: “In a world defined by inequalities, Humanities and Social Sciences are vital fields of inquiry. With teams of cutting-edge researchers delivering our courses, our new school develops students who can make a positive contribution through their ability to think critically about key questions of society and culture. We're really excited by the opportunities that this new school offers to our students.”
Work produced by the school’s Centre for Culture and the Arts, Centre for Applied Social Research, and Centre for Psychological Research all explore diverse and opportune topics, ranging across postcolonial literature, conflict and human rights, environmental history, gender and sexuality, and online racism in football, as well as crime, justice and society.
Also, the school already has numerous ongoing partnerships within the community, including projects like Leeds Cultural Conversations, The Leeds Blitz, and the Cold Case Unit. This work explores how humanities and social sciences contribute to different communities, and helps to spark conversations through the hosting of regional events, leading quality research, and sharing of stories. The collaborations with institutes, cultural organisations and local communities allow both students and researchers to gain vital experience and real-world insight.
Find out more information on the new School of Humanities and Social Sciences on our website.