About the Faculty

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences consists of six academic Schools and is the largest and most complex Faculty in the University, with over 300 academic, administrative and technical staff as well as 4,000+ undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is also home to the University's Language Learning Unit, offering a wide range of support and study opportunities in English and Modern Languages.

Humanities and the Social Sciences Research has responsibility for generating and supporting research, knowledge transfer activities, hosting visiting academics, organising research seminars and conferences and the training and supervision of research students.

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School of Humanities

Home to discipline areas such as American Literature and History, Creative Writing, English Literature, Film Studies, Media, History, Music and Music Technology.

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Keele Management School

We offer a range of programmes in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management and International Business and Law.


School of Law

A distinctive profile in UK legal education and known internationally for world-leading research with the provision of a high-quality legal education at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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School of Social Science and Public Policy

Responsible for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including Criminology, Education, Sociology and Social Work

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School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

A distinctive multidisciplinary school that brings together a diverse group of academics working in the fields of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy.


Language Learning Unit

The Language Learning Unit offers a wide range of opportunities to study English and Modern Languages in a welcoming and friendly environment.