School of Humanities and Educational studies


The School of Humanities and Educational Studies is internationally recognised for its research and expertise in Archaeology, Education, English Literature, Creative and Professional Writing, History, Theology and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics. These diverse disciplinary areas are connected by our shared interest in time and the complex interrelationships between past, present, and future.

We have a particular commitment to exploring, through our research and our teaching, what it means to live well and how we can collectively contribute to a more sustainable future. Our place within a World Heritage Site and, more widely within the socially and environmentally diverse county of Kent, provides rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and applied teaching.




American studies

Our American Studies degree is jointly rated as the best in the country for overall student satisfaction achieving a score of 100% (National Student Survey 2015) 

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Canterbury is one of the most significant historical and cultural centres in Britain. Canterbury Christ Church University is itself situated in a World Heritage site stretching from the Cathedral to the ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey. So what better place to study archaeology?

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Creative and Professional Writing

Our course in Creative and Professional Writing has employability built in through an emphasis on professional skills including editing and marketing, as well as the provision of internships and work experience where possible.

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English Literature

Our English Literature BA is jointly rated as the best in the country for overall student satisfaction achieving a score of 100% (National Student Survey 2017)

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In the 2017 National Student Survey we received a 97% overall student satisfaction rating making ours the most highly rated undergraduate History degree in Kent. We now also offer a specialised BA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. 

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Why Study Religion Philodophy and Ethics

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics enables students to explore a wide range of religious traditions and their connections with philosophical and moral issues of contemporary relevance.

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Religion Philosophy and Ethics


Theology is one of the oldest academic subjects and also one of the most relevant in understanding the modern world. Religious concerns feature regularly in the media. We encourage critical thinking and our stimulating programme produces highly employable graduates.

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Study Abroad in Canterbury

study abroad in canterbury

Canterbury Christ Church University, situated in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury, is the perfect place for you to study abroad in Great Britain. For over 20 years, we have hosted hundreds of study abroad and exchange students from the US and Canada.

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Study in north america

We understand the importance of personal and academic growth during your university career. Spending time studying abroad is an excellent way to enrich your university experience and looks great on your CV too.

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The School of Humanities and Educational Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University has been recognised as producing World Leading research in the results of the 2014 National Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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Victorian Women Writers

International Centre for victorian women writers

The ICVWW aims to spearhead new and innovative research in the area of Victorian Women’s Writing, providing an international focus for scholars.

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centre FOR kent history and HERITAGE

The CKHH showcases the regional work of the Historians and Archaeologists in the School of Humanities and Educational Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University.

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History Weekends

Our History weekends are proving to be a great success. Each event presents talks from popular historians and gudied visits plus there’s a chance to hear from eminent scholars from CCCU and beyond as they present their most recent academic research.

Medieval Canterbury Weekend 2020

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Applied Humanities

A major concern of the School of Humanities and Educational Studies is giving our students the best possible undergraduate learning experience, but one that is infused with professional practice and real life work experience.

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