Research in the Arts and Humanities has been making a difference since 1920.  From the study of Ancient Rome to the role of digital media in contemporary life - our research engages with key issues and problems. 

We are deeply committed to highly quality research which is intellectually innovative as well as having real-world impacts.  In the most recent 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise 98% of our research impact was rated world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

Our research is based on five disciplinary areas:

Our Research Themes

Our research environment features a wide range of conferences, seminars, workshops and training events.  This has helped us to establish inter-disciplinary research strengths in four key areas, with a wide range of projects:

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has a Research Ethics and Governance Committee whose purpose is to ensure that the faculties research is designed and conducted to meet key ethical principles and is subject to oversight through formal ethical research governance structures. Read more about Research Ethics.