Welcome to the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

We are an academically ambitious, research-driven faculty offering 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.

Learn more about the Faculty

In this video, Executive Dean Roger Webster, explains some of the Faculty's defining features:


Our research

The Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies has a strong research culture, which spans a multitude of fields; from creative practice and performance through to historical, sociological, literary and media-based topics. Our projects also examine popular culture, law, journalism, film, business and management. 

The breadth of our research is reflected in our REF2014 results. In total, 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.

Currently our research reputation is benefitting hugely from our recent recruitment of highly-talented academic staff, as well as from our collaborations with influential organisations, such as FACT. Our research also benefits from our programme of engaging seminars and lectures, as well as our postgraduate researchers, who are a highly valued and integral part of our scholarly community. 

Much of our research feeds into our teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and we also have a significant number of research students, studying for both PhD and DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) awards.

Take a look at the research within our Schools:

Research in the Liverpool Business School

Research in the Liverpool Screen School

Research in the School of Art and Design 

Research in the School of Humanities and Social Science

Research in the School of Law

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