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The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University is a dynamic, vibrant intellectual community, dedicated to providing our students with a stimulating educational experience. The Faculty comprises a diverse range of disciplines and departments including Social Sciences (Economics, Criminology and Sociology, Psychology, Politics), Humanities (English, Creative Writing, Journalism and Publishing, History and Philosophy) and Performing Arts and Screen Studies (Music, Drama, Dance, Film, Media and TV).
Our facilities are diverse, ranging from drama and dance spaces to innovative music studios, including the Visconti Studio, a tape-based studio based around an extraordinary 300m2 octagonal live room stocked with vintage and rare recording equipment. The Faculty also boasts journalism newsrooms, experimental psychology labs and a centre for historical records, a trailblazer in the digitisation of historical resources with links to other archives and museums. We even have our own museum, Dorich House, which has the world’s largest collection by the late Russian sculptor, Dora Gordine.
The Faculty counts among its staff MPs, journalists, Pulitzer Prize nominees, composers, award-winning filmmakers, authors, government and policy advisers, and professional dancers. This rich mixture of staff expertise provides an intellectually exciting environment for our students and encourages diverse research that informs quality teaching.
Our international alumni community spans almost 20 countries and encompasses British Airways pilots, chief executive officers, equity portfolio analysts, clinical psychologists, dancers, singers, teachers and high court judges, demonstrating how a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences degree can take our graduates to a wide variety of professions and pursuits.
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This MA is widely recognised as one of the most significant and innovative courses in its field. Unlike most courses on art theory, this programme grounds its problems and concepts in the appropriate philosophical context. Read more
This practice-based programme is aimed specifically at postgraduate students with or without language teaching experience who intend to develop their careers in language teaching of not only English but also other languages. Read more
This course explores recent developments in theories of behavioural decision-making science. It will enable you to critically examine theories of judgement and decision-making motivated by research in memory, perception, categorisation, reasoning, social psychology, economics, political and management sciences. Read more
This course looks at research in child psychology, focusing on the advanced study of psychological development in children and the implications of psychological theory and research for policy and practice. Read more
This MSc course provides a dynamic and current perspective across the various areas of clinical applications of psychology. Specifically, it covers theories of psychopathology from childhood to adulthood, and clinical applications of psychology in health and wellbeing. Read more
This joint masters programme offers a unique international and interlinguistic orientation in current philosophical work. The course is taught by leading figures in the field of contemporary European philosophy, based at two of its most significant and productive institutions. Read more
Kingston University is proud to offer the first Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in the UK. This course offers talented and aspiring writers the chance to refine their skills under the tutelage of acclaimed professionals while receiving accredited training and experience in teaching in higher education. Read more
The MA in Creative Writing (Distance Learning) at Kingston University provides the opportunity to work with a wide range of well-established and award-winning writers in the most dynamic writing environment in the UK without having to relocate or give up your current job. Read more
With very few budding writers making a living from writing alone, this course offers creative writers the chance to learn not only the craft of writing, but also current trends in publishing from world-renowned professionals. Read more
Designed for those with a background in criminology/social science, socio-legal studies or policy studies, this course will develop the knowledge and practical skills necessary to enhance your employability in the field of criminal justice practice, policy formation and advocacy. Read more