Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Thank you for your interest in our vibrant and multi-faceted Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest of the three Faculties at Keele University. Our research and teaching focus on many and varied dimensions of human experience and on the full range of cultural, economic and social challenges we face in a fast-changing world. We draw on our progressive heritage to promote theoretically inventive scholarship that has the potential to transform the ways in which we engage with one another as human beings in contexts ranging from the local to the global.
Our Schools and academic disciplines
English Literature, Creative Writing, English and American Literature, Film Studies, History, Media, Music Production, Communications and Creative Practice.
Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business and 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.
Criminology, Education, International Relations, Philosophy, Politics and Sociology.
Liberal Arts is an innovative degree programme which offers you an all-round education, developing knowledge and skills from a range of disciplines that are applied to local, regional and global issues.
The foundation year provides an alternative access to all degrees at Keele University. It is taught on campus and guarantees entry on to one of our undergraduate degrees.
Additional opportunities and research
The Language Centre at Keele offers a wide range of opportunities to study English and Modern Languages in a welcoming and friendly environment.
The Faculty has a vibrant research community of over 200 academic staff and over 200 postgraduate research students, we are proud of our diverse and supportive research culture. Find out how we put our knowledge to work for the benefit of society and see if you would like to join us.
The latest news from the Faculty of Humanities
Facts and Figures
Top 3 in England for overall Student Satisfaction NSS 2019 (broad-based universities)
GOLD in the Teaching Excellence Framework Also Top 5 in the UK (THE ranking, broad-based universities)
80% of our research is deemed world-leading or internationally excellent Research Excellence Framework, 2021
96% graduate employability HESA - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017
Joint 1st in England for student satisfaction with course Guardian University League Table, 2019
1st for affordability Marbles.com, 2016
600+ acres Britain's biggest single-site campus
Global top 20 for campus sustainability UI Green Metric ranking, 2018