Dean's welcome

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Here, you will be able to learn more about our stimulating degree programmes, our vibrant staff and our cutting-edge teaching and research.

FHSS hosts four Schools and the Language Centre offering teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. The Schools of Economics, Education and English, International Communications, and International Studies (mixing International Politics and History) will provide you with the skills and knowledge to engage with the world around you, training you in critical thinking and fostering your creativity. FHSS offers a truly global experience, embedded in our aim to cultivate a global mindset in all our graduates. Our programmes are all delivered in English, and you can combine their degree with a language to further enhance your learning experience and prepare you for an international marketplace. Choosing to study French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Korean will provide you with an additional skillset that is very attractive to international employers. Our students also deepen their international experience during their studies through our exchange partnerships with U21 universities around the globe, or at another campus of the University of Nottingham in Malaysia or the UK.

FHSS is proud to host a high percentage of international staff who bring their expertise in areas such as history, politics, journalism, media and film studies, education, English, micro and macroeconomics and more, as well as a wealth of experience from international universities. We strive to offer an education and student experience reflecting the most up-to-date knowledge and achieve this through the close integration of teaching and research. Our research-led teaching places cutting-edge knowledge at the centre of our curriculum, while our academic staff in turn actively engage our students in their ongoing research activities. Most importantly, FHSS is committed to the learning and teaching experience, placing students at the heart of all we do.

Our graduates receive the same degree certificate as any University of Nottingham graduate; and, given that Nottingham is a top 20 UK university, our graduates are very attractive to employers. Over 80% of our undergraduate students choose to continue with their education and enter postgraduate programmes in the world’s top universities. Many go on to do PhDs and become the next generation of academic researchers and teachers.

A degree in Humanities and Social Sciences will prepare you for a career in a range of industries including the media industry, educational sector, public service, and consultancies. Our graduates are curious about the world and seek to both engage and improve the societies in which they live.

If you are interested in a degree with FHSS, please do explore our website for details about our Schools and degree programmes. We hope to welcome you to our FHSS family!

Dr Celia Lam 
Interim Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences