Research staff walking in the John Foster gardens

Our research

Research within the School

Scholarship, collaboration and academic excellence.

The School of Humanities and Social Science has an extremely strong research profile and our research teams – which are made up of academics, remarkable postgraduates and visiting scholars – champion our School’s culture of scholarship, collaboration and academic excellence.

Our work sits within the following research groups:

The volume of research our teams produce is prolific. In the latest research assessment (REF2014), 70% of our staff were considered for submission, making us one of the most active Schools in the University.

Our Research Excellence Framework 2014 results demonstrate an increased level of 3* and 4* activity across the School and we are now well-positioned to consolidate our School’s international reputation for producing world-leading, high-impact research.

Our future plans include strengthening our external partnerships, enhancing our interdisciplinary research, continuing to secure external funding and increasing our impact activities through hosting conferences and symposia.