About us

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, home to a diverse range of high-quality programmes across the spectrum of contemporary and traditional areas of study in Arts and Humanities.

What holds us together is our belief in the value and importance of our disciplines, our belief in the power of an arts and humanities education to transform the lives of our students, and our ambition for ourselves, our students and our University more generally to make a powerful contribution to the academic, cultural, social and economic well-being of the communities we serve.

Learning and Teaching

We have outstanding, committed and passionate teaching staff, whose expertise and experience allow them to act as powerful advocates for their subjects. The wide range of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes allows potential students to identify subjects and pathways closely aligned to their needs and aspirations, combining academic rigour with contemporary, practical skills of great value in terms of employability.


The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University has achieved notable success in the 2014 National Research Excellence Framework. Over 90% of our submitted research was rated as world leading (4*), internationally excellent (3*) or internationally recognised (2*). Disciplines throughout the Faculty produced top ranking (4*) research and over 15% of the submitted research in Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts was classed as world leading. The Faculty is committed to supporting excellent research with a wide public impact, and made submissions to the following areas of assessment: 

  • English Language and Literature
  • History
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
  • Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management

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Arts and Culture

As home to the University's work in Music, Dance, Drama, Film, Animation, Art and Design, staff and students of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities make an enormous contribution to the artistic and cultural life of the University, the region and beyond. We benefit from a number of outstanding facilities, including the Daphne Oram creative arts building, Augustine House, and the St Gregory's Centre for Music, and have developed an extensive range of partnerships, including partnerships with the Canterbury Festival and Anifest Festival.

Contact us

Sara Travers
Assistant to the Dean

T:   01227 921929

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