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The Faculty is made up of a diverse yet closely related set of subject areas in which staff work together to deliver a high-quality interdisciplinary curriculum
The Faculty is home to:
Applied Social Studies
Theology, Religion and Philosophy
Whilst each of these subject areas is distinctive in character, together they form a complementary and increasingly interdigitating group, focussing on the study of historical, cultural, social and personal aspects of our human world.
We are proud of the range and quality of our programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level across the Faculty. These programmes are widely recognised as providing students with high-quality learning opportunities, and are consistently rated highly in internal and national surveys of student satisfaction. Our innovative programmes enable students to develop subject expertise and highly relevant skills for the future.
An award-winning faculty
At the 2014 Student-Led Teaching Awards, Humanities and Social Sciences won the Faculty of the Year award for the quality of the student experience. Dr Elena Woodacre, Lecturer in Early Modern European History, won Best Lecturer for Constructive and Efficient Feedback and Julie Doyle, Senior Administrator for Applied Social Studies/Sociology Administrator, won Course Administrator of the Year. At the 2015 awards ceremony, the Faculty was very well represented with by far the most shortlisted nominees of all the four faculties. Prizes went to Dr Alan Grattan (Enrichment Activity of the Year, for the Innocence Project), Anna Davenport (Most Innovative Lecturer), and to Politics & Global Studies (Programme of the Year), while numerous Faculty staff were runners-up.
In addition to being dedicated lecturers, our academic staff are active researchers who contribute to a lively, varied and high-quality research environment. We achieved strong results in the most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF2014), and attract many postgraduate students. We are actively engaged in research and knowledge exchange through our research centres and consultancies, and the many projects carried out in the Departments.
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Join a supportive, research-active department Enhance your skills in research techniques from GIS to ceramic petrology Develop your own research interests with full supervisory support Archaeology at Winchester offers an intensive research-training programme with a high level of supervisorial contact. Read more
Examine historical and current approaches to death and dying Understand bereavement rituals in different cultural and religious contexts Useful preparation for a range of careers serving the dying and bereaved Death, Religion and Culture at Winchester is a distance learning course that explores the universal reality of death. Read more
Huge range of research possibilities Opportunities to discuss and debate key themes with visiting speakers Taught by highly respected and experienced researchers History at Winchester concentrates on different geographical scales of history, including local and global perspectives. Read more
Combine theoretical knowledge and practical experience Access a range of skeletal collections Research the human bioarchaeological topic of your choice If there’s a human bioarchaeological research topic which you’d to follow to PhD, but you need to acquire new research skills or hone existing ones, this course is for you. Read more
Get hands-on experience with peacebuilding projects and organisations Learn from pepole working in the field of peace and reconciliation A strong foundation in both the study and practise of reconciliation and peacebuilding This course builds a strong understanding into the study and practice of reconciliation and peacebuilding. Read more
Identify and understand the root causes of conflict Critically assess strategies which can turn conflict into positive and sustainable outcomes Participate in practical peacebuilding projects throughout the course The Reconciliation programmes at Winchester draw on insights from a range of academic disciplines, case studies, and cultural and faith traditions from around the world. Read more