LJMU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences strives to break boundaries and develop new thinking by exposing students to a dynamic research culture. We are proud of the research output of our students and academics, and the high quality teaching, supervision and scholarship that characterises the School.

Our learning disciplines are organised into four subject areas – English and Cultural History, Media, History, Culture and Communication, and Criminology and Sociology (Social Work and Social Policy)– all of which are underpinned by two well-established research centres: the Centre of the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion and the Centre for Literature and Cultural History. We have strong partnerships in other areas of research, including Port and Maritime History and Liverpool and Merseyside Studies.

Our mission is to critically understand the world and offer new ways of approaching challenging social and cultural issues. We support students in becoming part of our mission and embracing learning with vigour and enthusiasm. We have a thriving postgraduate community within the School and our postgraduate portfolio is made up of well-established and evolving programmes, to maintain relevance in contemporary global society. The School runs a number of Research Seminars and Symposia, including ‘The History Perspective Seminar’, ‘The Literature and Cultural History Research Seminar’ to which our postgraduates are invited and regularly give papers alongside invited international scholars.

Criminology and Social Policy MA
English Literature MA
International Relations MA
Mass Communications MA

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Funding Information

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