Research in Humanities
Home to around 1,000 academics and research staff, and more than 800 postgraduate researchers, our Faculty has a reputation for the quality and impact of its research work.
Our vision is to deliver world-class research by providing an environment and infrastructure that attracts, develops and rewards leading researchers. Our research addresses important questions, including the major societal challenges which transcend disciplinary boundaries.
We endeavour to provide the resources, including protecting academic freedom, to enable researchers at all career stages to break new ground, work across interdisciplinary boundaries where appropriate, and develop from being excellent to being among world-leaders.
Find out more about our academics and how their research shapes the world we live in.
We have a range of collaborative flagship research Institutes, Centres and networks.
Transforming the world around us
Research within the Faculty of Humanities is making a positive difference to societies nationally and internationally.
By creating innovative solutions to some of the world's major challenges we have been able to influence policy and practice across areas including the economy, health and emergency services, environmental, creative and cultural sectors.
In addressing wicked, real-life problems, at the heart of all of our research is an attempt to make a material difference, to the benefit of society.
We continue to work with partners locally and globally to better understand the world around us, and to affect change in that world.
Advancing our understanding of the world, addressing global inequalities to improve lives.
Investing £3.3m in creative and cultural education to build opportunities for students and the community.
Researching the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on society and culture.
Influencing and challenging policymakers with research-informed evidence and ideas.