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Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton

Research and education of the highest quality define Humanities at the University of Southampton. We are passionate about investigating what makes us human, from language and music, to philosophical debate and history and culture in all its forms.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Our world–class academic staff provide our undergraduates and postgraduates with the highest level of tuition and support, their expertise always based directly on their personal research.

As well as working within their own fields, our academics work together across the disciplines to further knowledge. This means thought-provoking subjects such as slavery can be examined from several perspectives to give students a comprehensive picture of the complex issues.

Our exciting range of taught degrees will give you in-depth knowledge and a firm foundation of transferable skills.


Our innovative research centres bring together researchers to focus on broad topics such as the 18th century and Medieval and Renaissance worlds. We also host the unique Parkes Institute for Jewish/non-Jewish Relations and the Parkes Library, one of the largest collections of Jewish archives in Europe.

Our cutting-edge research informs our teaching, which is regularly recognised as second-to-none in the annual National Student Survey. Throughout Humanities, our academic members of staff are friendly and approachable; always willing to help and support their students to succeed.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student Life

Campus life

Superb facilities and a great location make studying Humanities at the University of Southampton an attractive choice.

Student Reviews

Great uni with excellent facilities & lecturers.
Elisabeth Adcock rated 4 out of 5 stars

Well recognised university with excellent facilities and equipment. I like the city and the layout of the campus. The teaching is excellent, the lecturers were friendly and helpful. An area where there is room for improvement is in the student communication and pastoral support area.

Southampton, England, United Kingdom