The Department of Humanities provides an interesting and lively environment to learn in. Although the range of courses is diverse, all courses are designed in collaboration with industry professionals so both content and delivery meet your career development needs, giving you that competitive edge.

Subjects in the Department of Humanities

Creative Writing

Perfect the art of writing imaginatively, on a variety of topics, through expert tuition from our award-winning published authors, playwrights and experimental poets.

English Language and linguistics

Explore language from a diverse range of perspectives: understand how it works, examine how language is constructed and see why people adapt their language in diverse situations.


The study of English at Kingston encourages students to take an active part within a supportive and academically stimulating environment.

Philosophy (CRMEP)

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy is the leading centre for postgraduate-level study and doctoral research in continental philosophy in the UK.

Staff in the department

Humanities news and activities

Contact us

Heads of Department of Humanities: Dr Matthew Birchwood and Dr Martin Dines.

Department of Humanities undergraduate course administrator: Sandra Da Silva.

Department of Humanities postgraduate course administrator: Hannah Evans