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About the Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Meeting the challenges of today conceptually, historically and imaginatively.

 

One of the most prestigious arts and humanities faculties in the country, A&H is based in the heart of London and boasts close ties to many of the city’s most renowned cultural institutions, such as the British Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Portrait Gallery. Formed in 1989 when the former Faculties of Arts, Music and Theology were amalgamated, the following three decades have seen A&H grow to one of the broadest, most diverse faculties of its kind. 

We offer undergraduate degrees, postgraduate master’s courses and extensive research opportunities in all aspects of human culture and history, from ancient languages to contemporary film studies. A commitment to interdisciplinarity is central to what we do and the successes we have achieved – borne out in our collaborations, our joint-events and our combined reached/teaching with other departments.

Recent successes include: 

  • Numerous A&H departments being ranked in worldwide ‘Top 20s’ – for example Philosophy (9th), Classics (12th), English (16th) and History (17th) - QS World University Rankings 2022

  • 95 per cent of Faculty research judged to have made an ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) impact [REF 2021] 

 

 

 

To be one of the world’s leading arts and humanities faculties, recognised for the quality, impact and integration of our research and education, and for the exceptional student experience we offer.

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Key statistics in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities

One of the largest faculties in the university (c5000+ students)

Around 24 per cent of our current students are International and 16% are EU

c.900 academic and professional services staff members

Host to over 1000 Study Abroad students every year

Committed to diversity

The Faculty of Arts & Humanities is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into all of its activity. We aim to ensure our staff and students have equal access to opportunities and have a positive and inclusive experience at work or during study. We have a Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Committee which includes membership from academic and professional services staff, representing all of our departments, as well as student representatives.

Our diversity and inclusion work has so far included work on diversity in the curriculum, inclusive pedagogy, race equality, supporting staff with disabilities and supporting students from minority groups.

The Faculty's demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion was confirmed when our two largest departments, English and History, both achieved Athena Swan Bronze Awards. This faculty-wide commitment will, we hope, be further borne out by upcoming applications for further awards across King's A&H.

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