Welcome Message

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), the home to a lively academic community of students, faculty devoted to cutting-edge scholarship and research, and dedicated professional staff.

Our School includes six Departments:

Design and Multimedia,
Languages and Literature,
Social Sciences, and

The SHSS Departments offer a wide range of conventional face to face (on campus) and distance learning (online) programmes of study at three levels, i.e., undergraduate, graduate and doctoral – usually referred to as the three-cycle system. From art and design to psychology, from literature to communication studies, and from architecture to comparative theology, our Departments and programmes extend over the disciplines.

The role of the School’s learning, teaching and research centres is important – like the Centre of Languages, the Centre for Therapy, Training and Research (KESY), the Centre of Communication Studies and Research, the Art & Design Research Lab, as well as of other affiliated institutes and organisations.

Our global connections with leading universities and professional organisations offer students and faculty opportunities for international research collaborations, student training, and the development of joint/dual degree programmes. The SHSS is proud to be part of a community that extends well beyond our physical campus.

Among the School’s highest priorities are supporting the research aspirations of our faculty and ensuring that our students receive the best education. Our faculty members tackle problems which are important to the world today and are devoted teachers and researchers.

Information about research can be found here; it includes work of societal impact in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and arts. Prolific scholars participate in pioneering research shaping their disciplines and helping to put the SHSS and UNic on the global map.

At the SHSS, through a variety of stimulating courses, active involvement in research projects, creative work, internships and other activities, our students learn how to think critically, communicate effectively and act ethically. Smaller classes allow students to get to know their professors, receive individualised attention, and prompt feedback from their peers on academic progress. In classrooms, laboratories, and studios students build a strong foundation that will enable them to deal with an unpredictable future, pursue a successful career in humanities and social sciences, and become informed and engaged members of society.

I invite you to browse our website, to learn more about the wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes the SHSS offers, and to explore the expertise of our faculty and our exceptional facilities.

The Dean’s Office will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have.

Professor Klimis Mastoridis, PhD, FISTD, FIP3
Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences