The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) comprises of 16 departments divided over four schools:

Each school provides a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research specialisms.

School of Economics, History and Politics

The School encompasses a range of full and combined subjects in these popular and established disciplines.

School of Economics

Economics department

A well-established centre of excellence for the teaching of Economics, with an active research culture.


History department

History at Kingston is about excellent and enjoyable learning and teaching. We are innovative, in how we teach and research and also in how we collaborate.

School of Economics

Politics and International Relations department

A vibrant department, made up of a diverse range of staff and students interested in questions of power and ideology; human rights, security and development; and identity politics and nationalism in a global age.

School of Humanities

The School provides a friendly and intellectually challenging environment in a wide range of disciplines.

Creative Writing department

Creative Writing department

Offers students of all backgrounds the chance to study with our experienced teaching team, which includes award-winning published authors.

English Literature department

English Literature department

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

Journalism and Publishing

Journalism and Publishing department

Our courses provide you with a variety of traditional and new media skills and knowledge to prepare you for a career in the media and publishing industries.

Linguistics and Languages

Linguistics and Languages department

Explores the fascinating workings of human language in everyday life.

School of Economics

Philosophy department (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.

School of Performance and Screen Studies

The School brings together the fields of Dance, Drama, Film Studies, Media, Music and TV Studies.


Dance department

Study of dance practice at Kingston is informed by its social and historical context and offers excellence through diversity.


Drama department

Courses offered in Drama provide grounding in performance and its social context.

Film, Television and New Broadcast Media

Film, Television and New Broadcast Media department

We offer a programme where your understanding of theory, history and analysis strengthens and improves your practical work.

Media and Communication

Media and Communication department

Our UG and PG progammes are delivered by active researchers, some of whom are also practitioners from the fields of journalism and digital media.


Music department

Music at Kingston offers a stimulating mixture of practical and theoretical study.

School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology

The School is a highly-rated and dynamic centre for teaching and research across these disciplines.

Criminology and Sociology

Criminology and Sociology department

A dynamic department dedicated to high-quality research and teaching.


Psychology department

A range of stimulating, research-informed courses with an emphasis on both the practical and theoretical aspects of Psychology.

Call for participants to workshop on: Multidisciplinary Issues for Wind Power in Cold Climates


Monday, 15 August 2016
Mianyang, China

The British Council together with Kingston University (UK) and the China Aerodynamic Research and Development Centre (CARDC), will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Mianyang, China.