Studying with us

Around 700 students from diverse backgrounds study here at the School of Humanities, either full or part time.

We also have over 60 full-time academics who work hard to create a stimulating, supportive environment where your well-being and views are highly valued.

Humanities courses

Our flexible humanities courses let you shape your studies around your personal interests and academic or career development needs.

As an undergraduate at the University of Hertfordshire, you can choose a single subject honours degree or broaden your horizons by studying two, three or four subjects on a combined studies programme.

For postgraduate students we offer MA degree, certificate and diploma programmes in English Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism & Media Communications, Film & Television Aesthetics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) as well as exciting research opportunities.

Explore our subject areas.

Humanities research

Our research has been recognised nationally and internationally, with particular strengths in English Language and Communication, English Literature, History and Philosophy.

Your learning environment

At the University of Hertfordshire you can study in the School of Humanities' attractive, high-spec teaching and learning environment on the de Havilland campus.

You can also tap into world-class facilities like our technology-rich, 24/7 Learning Resources Centres and our ground-breaking e-learning environment, StudyNet.

The campus also offers some of the best cultural facilities for miles around – the University's 460-seat Weston Auditorium is a stunning performance space and a major arts resource in the region.

Pastoral support

Students praised the quality of pastoral support given by the School of Humanities in a recent review.

Every student has a personal tutor who meets with them regularly and guides them through their time at the university. There is a helpdesk where students can get more support with complex problems that may affect their studies such as bereavement or sickness.

Students can also meet up with one of the Student Experience Tutors who help students make the most of their university life whether it's organising social events or guidance on combining study and extra-curricular activities.

The School also works closely with Disability Services to support and encourage students with disabilities to fulfil their potential.