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Faculty of Humanities

Collaborating on research with community groups

Humanities research institutes and centres

With a strong focus on collaborations, Humanities' research crosses a range of disciplines. We have a range of flagship institutes, centres and networks, and our research is based within our five Schools.

Flagship institutes and centres

Global Development Institute (GDI)

As addressing poverty and inequality becomes an increasingly global project, we have united the strengths of the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) and the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), to create the Global Development Institute (GDI), the largest of its kind in Europe.

Early 2017 sees the launch of the Manchester Urban Institute (MUI), a new flagship research institute that will build upon the work of cities@manchester and unites the strengths of a number of long-standing research centres.


Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)

Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST)

John Rylands Research Institute

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR)

Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI)

Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)

Research within our Schools