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 S

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Nottingham's Department of Music ranked no. 4 in the UK

Nottingham's Department of Music ranked no. 4 in the UK

The Guardian University Guide 2015 has ranked Nottingham's Music Department as the fourth-best in the country.

Digitial Humanities Centre MA/MSc Scholarship - reprographics services

The DHC invites School of Humanities postgraduate student applications for one MA/MSc Scholarship to provide its reprographic services. Application deadline 12pm on 31 July 2014.

Colleague and friend - Carole Mallia

It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the death of our colleague and friend Carole Mallia

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Upcoming events

Night Photography

A lecture in association with Dr Mark Rawlinson's upcoming exhibition And Now It's Dark: American Night Photography at the Djanogly Art Gallery, 6 September - 9 November.

Horizon 2020 information event

An information event on Horizon 2020: 'Collaborations and Accessing European Research'

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Undergraduate Open Days 

Experience the School of Humanities at one of our Open Days in September.

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