School of Humanities and Journalism

“The teaching team are fabulous. Any help no matter how small, they will come and guide you.”
Kathy Curzon

The study of human culture at the University of Derby

Whichever humanities subject you choose, you’ll receive the same dedicated and personalised support from your tutors, which is what makes Derby different.

Add to that their experience and research reputation in their field of study, the links with cultural organisations and authors which feed in to your studies, and access to a unique range of nationally and internationally important heritage sites on our doorstep – and you’ll have the foundations for a successful career in your area of specialism.

And don’t forget, as a humanities undergraduate student you have the option to spend a semester of your second year studying in one of our partner institutes in the USA.

Humanities American Exchange Meet our students  

Alistair Hodge, Head of School of Humanities and Journalism

Our highly regarded courses stimulate students’ curiosity, analysis, and critical engagement with the world. Through academic and real-world study our graduates maximise their own potential as well as help transform lives and society for the better.

Alistair Carnegie Hodge
Head of School, Humanities and Journalism

Our research

We have a longstanding reputation in all of our subjects and our staff are active researchers at the highest level. Staff within Humanities contribute to the Communication, Cultural and Media Studies unit of assessment in the Research Excellence Framework.