Division of Human and Social Sciences

The Division of Human and Social Sciences is an outward-looking academic community that explores the science and impact of human behaviour. Our work spans economics, psychology, neuroscience, politics, international relations, anthropology, conservation, human geography and the environment.

About us

With a broad portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered at the University’s Canterbury campus, the Division is a thriving and supportive community, navigating across evolutionary, psychological, political and economic boundaries, to understand our impact on the world and its future.

Get in touch

To contact us, please use the details below. To help us direct your query, please include your School/Department/Centre in the subject line of the email.

Student support  

We can help with: queries about your studies, support and guidance for personal and/or medical issues, as well as suggest/provide referrals for study skills, welfare issues, further specialist support.


Employability and Placements  

We can help with: career advice and guidance, CV and applications, interview preparation, job-hunting skills, and other questions about your future after graduation.  



Student experience  

We can help with: questions about Student Voice Forums, student representation, module evaluations, academic communities, events and student feedback.  


Course administration (UG and PGT)  

We can help with: questions about modules, your timetable, assessments and examinations.   


Course administration (PGR)  

We can help with: questions from students on MA by Research or PhD programmes, including supervision, reviews and examinations.  



We can help with: enquiries from prospective students about studying with us, and applications to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Division.  


IT and Technical services & facilities 

We can help with: IT support requests including email and software, IT in teaching spaces, and provision of computer hardware for staff in the Division, as well as questions about campus buildings, furniture and telephones. 


Research and innovation  

We can help with: questions about external grant applications, current awards, REF and internal research funding streams.  


Finance and resources

We can help with: questions about finance including purchase orders, supplier payments, expenses, timesheets, student payments and travel bookings, as well as budget and business information.


Marketing and communications

We can help with: communicating news within the Division and external communications, including websites, social media and press.  


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