School of Humanities


In the School of Humanities this year we will be providing increased amounts of face to face teaching while retaining elements of our 20/21 blended delivery design. Our overall provision has been carefully curated to facilitate the discursive and interactive pedagogies that underpin Humanities teaching and learning while supporting the College’s commitment to maintaining socially-distanced teaching spaces.  

As far as is possible we have prioritised seminars, workshops and language teaching for in-person learning. Elsewhere our provision will build on our experience of online and hybrid modes of delivery. In Term 1 your lectures will be delivered online, as timetabled synchronous Teams sessions. Dual-mode (hiflex) teaching will continue in some learning sessions to ensure we offer the reassurance of a socially distanced learning experience. We will keep a careful eye on the developing public health situation with a view to creating further face to face opportunities in Term 2.  

In this second year of delivering a blended education we are pleased to be able to build on our experience and integrate further forms of learning enhancement and support around these modes of delivery. The majority of teaching rooms used for hiflex seminars have received a tech upgrade over the summer including improved audio equipment, and in addition to the wonderful Online Engagement space now available to you in the Library we have identified further space within our own International Building to allow commuter students to engage with online lectures on-campus and in comfort. 

We look forward to welcoming you back, and to making the most of the opportunities (educational, social, personal) that come from being able to share space as well as ideas.

Module Catalouge

Due to ongoing changes to the way modules have been assessed that have occurred as a result of the coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic please ensure you check the Module Catalogue for up to date information on how you will be assessed this year.

Contacting the Humanities Team

The Humanities Office in IN149 will be open for walk up queries from September 2021. Please note social distancing measures will be in place.  Alternatively if you have a query and would like the admin team to assist you, please follow these steps:

1) Email. Our preferred method of contact is email, so that we can triage work within our team, and ensure the fastest and most accurate possible response for you. Please email the office at We are currently experiencing a very high volume of emails, so there may be a slight delay in our response, but we will prioritise queries that are particularly urgent and in all cases aim to get back to you as soon as possible. 

2) If required, on reading your email, it is possible for one of the admin team to arrange an individual appointment to discuss your query in more detail: this will take place via Microsoft Teams. You may also request to have a meeting on Teams, if this would be useful for you in solving your query, and will arrange this as soon as we possibly can.

2021/22 course information

Undergraduate Handbooks - coming soon

2021/22 Handbooks for your department will be published in September.  Please check back later in the month!

Postgraduate Taught Handbook - coming soon

2021/22 Handbooks for your course will be published in September.  Please check back later in the month!

Postgraduate Research Handbook

The 2021/22 PGR Handbook will be published in September.  Please check back later in the month!

Induction materials by department

This section will be added to over the course of September.

Academic Support materials by department

Welcome Week and academic support materials can be accessed on your departmental Moodle page.  Please click the link below:





Languages, Literature and Cultures




School Office contact information

Helpdesk Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm