The School for Cross-faculty Studies challenges its students to think critically and creatively, to question, debate and examine the impacts of solutions upon the global society. Our students are Global Citizens who understand the key problems facing the contemporary world and are capable of deploying a range of intellectual tools to address and tackle these Big Questions.
Our ambitious interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees were launched with remarkable success in 2016 as we enrolled students from across the world onto our challenging courses. These students have become active participants in their own learning, cutting across disciplinary boundaries with our problem-based learning approach, rather than studying under the confines of one 'traditional' subject. We therefore see the diversity of our staff and students' perspectives and backgrounds as a core strength of the School's teaching and learning. Our research and teaching espouses key values of collegiality and collaboration, welcoming the alternative voices and viewpoints necessary for facilitating social, economic, environmental, and political transformations throughout the world. Above all, our staff and students find a commonality in the need to research and investigate innovative solutions to global challenges. In 2018/19, the School continued to expand, enrolling students for the first time onto our Single Honours BASc in Global Sustainable Development, the first undergraduate course of its kind in the United Kingdom.
We provide courses of study that lead to the very best employability outcomes for our graduates using teaching and learning techniques which equip students with a range of relevant skills. Each of our degrees includes an integrated skills development programme designed to give students the opportunity to develop core competencies in skills which employers tell us are needed in order to succeed in the modern workplace.
Single Honours Programmes
Joint Honours Programmes
- BASc Economic Studies with Global Sustainable Development
- BASc Education Studies with Global Sustainable Development
- BASc Global Sustainable Development and Business Studies
- BASc Hispanic Studies and Global Sustainable Development
- BASc History and Global Sustainable Development
- BASc Philosophy and Global Sustainable Development
- BASc Politics, International Studies, and Global Sustainable Development
- BASc Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development
- BASc Psychology and Global Sustainable Development
- BASc Sociology and Global Sustainable Development
- BASc Theatre and Performance Studies and Global Sustainable Development
Who we are
Head of School and Academic DirectorThe School is headed by Dr. Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla who is the Academic Director for the School's courses. Stéphanie is supported by a team of academic colleagues working on the Liberal Arts and Global Sustainable Development degrees.
Mrs Julia Gretton is the School's Administrator, providing comprehensive administrative support to the School's staff and students.
Miss Anne Maynard is the School's Administrative Assistant, also acting as Personal Assistant to the Head of School and Secretary to School level committees.
Jess Holt is the School's Recruitment and Communications Officer and is responsible for using a variety of media to convey the unique spirit of the School's programmes.
Employability and Placements Manager
Bodrun Nahar is the School's Employability and Placements Manager and is responsible for supporting students in developing their employability skills.
Postgraduate Programmes Manager
Heather Robson provides support for all aspects of the School's postgraduate provision.