Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

An academically ambitious, research-driven faculty.

We offer a diverse range of programmes to our 7,000 students; from Creative Writing to Law, Accounting to Architecture. In addition to our large and vibrant student population, our Faculty is also home to approximately 400 staff overall (320 academics, 65 administrative and 30 technicians).

All our academic staff – from professors to senior lecturers – teach on our courses, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This dedication to teaching provides a collaborative, supportive and challenging environment within the Faculty, from which both staff and students benefit. 

As well as dedicating themselves to programme delivery, our exceptional academics are also committed to research excellence. In the most recent research assessment (REF2014), 37.3% of our research was rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Our research

Our research spans a multitude of fields

In REF 2014, we submitted six units of assessment, which is the highest number of any Faculty within Liverpool John Moores University. 15.8% of our research was rated as world-leading and 21.5% was rated as internationally excellent.

Research within the Faculty benefits from our collaborations with influential organisations, such as FACT, and much of our research feeds into our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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  1. For the next @LJMU_LSS Writing 101 lunchtime event on 2 Dec we welcome author @nicholasroyle from @MMUEnglishDept https://t.co/4NSLcLPcTF

  2. Visit us this Wednesday to chat to staff and discover 130+ taught masters and research courses #LJMUPG https://t.co/UAjquxcKWk