Departments and subjects

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) comprises of 8 departments divided over two schools:

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

The faculty also offers a vibrant diary of events covering a wide range of faculty-specific topics.

School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences

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

Criminology and Sociology

Criminology and Sociology department

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

Economics department

Economics department

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

Law department

Law department

Our wide range of law degrees gives an excellent start for a career in law and in many other legal aspects of business.

Politics and International Relations department

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.

Psychology department

Psychology department

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

School of Arts, Culture and Communications

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

Creative Writing department

Department of Humanities: Creative Writing

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

English Literature department

Department of Humanities: English Literature

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

English Language and Linguistics

Department of Humanities: English Language and linguistics

Our degree programmes give you the opportunity to explore language from a diverse range of perspectives, while developing your own communication skills.


Department of Humanities: History

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.


Department of Humanities: 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.

Media and Communication

Department of Journalism, Publishing and Media: Media and Communication

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

Journalism and Publishing

Department of Journalism, Publishing and Media: Journalism and Publishing

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.

Dance, Drama and Music

Department of Performing Arts: Dance, Drama and Music

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

Kingston Law Talk Show: The Law Interlude with Leslie Thomas


7.00pm, Monday, 26 February 2018
Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE

Hosted by the Department of Law.