school of Humanities and social sciences

Bringing together Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, History, Media, Politics, English, Creative Writing, and Speech and Language Therapy, tutors and students in our school address crucial questions of society and culture.

The next generation of talent

Whether you’re fascinated by psychology, literature, speech therapy or social history, we will give you the tools to develop your knowledge and hone your skills. With the right mix of talent, hard work and quality teaching, our people go on to make a huge difference to society.

A degree in humanities and social sciences will make you stand out. As a graduate of our school, you'll be someone with the knowledge, skills and experience that are crucial for the world we live in.

Informed by research, our school will give you the opportunity to grow in your chosen field. Bring us your passion and we’ll work with you to reach your full potential.

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Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

If you are keen to study questions at the heart of society and culture, and to learn to apply these interests to further your career, then consider our courses in Psychology, Criminology, English and Creative Writing, Sociology, Politics and International Relations, History, Speech and Language Therapy, and Media. 

We inspire. We empower. We pioneer.

Leeds Beckett is more than a place to study. It’s a community, where staff and students come together to make a positive difference in the world.

Why is dystopian literature so appealing to students?

We Challenge

Susan Watkins

Why climate change is causing conflict in Africa

We Pioneer

Dr Olayinka Ajala

A global community where you can thrive

A street in Leeds during lockdown

covid-19 and culture

This four episode mini-series tackles a range of areas where COVID-19 has impacted our lives and where it will continue to affect us in the future.

Elizabeth Cartwright

Graduate publishes debut novel

Elizabeth Cartwright
Elizabeth BA (Hons) Media Communications and Cultures

featured research

meet our inspiring community

Every student, lecturer or researcher who walks through our doors helps us to understand the world better.

We tap into that enthusiasm and diversity every day. Our learning and research is collaborative, and leaps between disciplines. We work with organisations all over the world to explore the power that arts and culture has to transform communities, social and political issues, and mental health.

Together, we've built a diverse, welcoming and inspiring community here. Why not join us?

What's new

Event Symposium

  • 14.30 - 17.00
  • 18 Sep 2024
  • The Knowledge Exchange, Rose Bowl, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University


24 May 2024


13 May 2024