School of Humanities


Welcome to the School of Humanities

We are a large and diverse School. Our seven departments (Archaeology, History of Art, Classics, History, Music, Philosophy and Theology and Religious Studies) range in what they study from the earliest humans to the present; and from Nottingham right across the globe.

What do our departments have in common? All disciplines offer perspectives on the most significant aspects of human life and culture: birth, love and death, questions of ethics and problems of knowledge and evidence, the relation of our future to our past and the individual’s place in society and the world. The humanities do not offer certainties or straightforwardly ‘right’ answers: but they do require students at all stages to respond to profound and important questions about things that really matter and will never date. It's no surprise then that our graduates are popular with employers: the transferable skills humanities teach are well known and very much in demand. 

Judith Mossman, Head of School

Latest news

Midlands3Cities Nottingham Masters Studentships

We have14 Research Preparation Masters studentships for study commencing September 2015. These awards are available to outstanding students from the UK and EU who wish to pursue a Masters degree (MA or MRes) at the University of Nottingham in any area of the Arts and Humanities and areas eligible for AHRC funding in Law and Social Sciences.

AHRC PhD funding: application workshop 15 Nov

Applications for Midlands3Cities Doctoral Partnership AHRC funding for commencement of PhD study in 2015 are now open. Book now for the application workshop 15 Nov.

A prize winning dissertation for Louise Pedersen

Congratulations to Louise Pedersen who has won the 2014 British Association for Jewish Studies dissertation prize.

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Upcoming events

Faculty of Arts postgraduate open day

Learn more about our extensive range of masters and research courses available in the Faculty of Arts

Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe postgraduate workshop

Free event for postgraduate students researching medieval disease and disability. Registration deadline 1 Dec 2014.

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School of Humanities

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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