About the Faculty

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is home to the School of English, the School of History, the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, the Institute for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied, the School of Media and Communication, the School of Music, the School of Design, the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and the School of Performance and Cultural Industries. 

The Faculty has recently played a key role in the development of cross-institutional degrees, including BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics and BA Liberal Arts, and offers one of the widest ranges of joint honours degrees in the country.

At postgraduate level we offer both taught and research postgraduate degrees (MA, MA by Research and PhD). 

Taught postgraduate degrees include programmes in translation studies and interpreting, in linguistics, English, philosophy, theology & religious studies, history, medieval studies, east asian studies, design, fine art, music, performance and cultural industries, history of art, cultural studies, media and communication and film studies. On-line MA programmes are offered in Applied and Professional Ethics and Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics.

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) received £19m from the AHRC to establish a Doctoral Training Partnership that is creating over 300 PhD studentships and joins the expertise of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

We are actively engaged in projects with public sector organisations and the wider business community, from The Imperial War Museum to Google. Post-doctoral researchers in Arts are supported by a networking and development programme in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute and a well-established impact and innovation infrastructure, designed to help all our colleagues realise the full potential of their research. 

The Cultural Institute, launched in 2016, boosts our engagement with the University's cultural assets and cultural partners.