Postgraduate research

Like many prospective students, you probably already have a clear idea of what you want to study and the themes you’re interested in. We offer postgraduate research programmes and studentships in 35 diverse subject areas across five schools.

The Faculty of Humanities is home to more than 800 doctoral students from more than 90 different countries, embracing disciplines as diverse as business and management, social sciences, law, education, languages, arts and environment and development.

As a postgraduate researcher here you’ll join a strong academic community that boasts a range of thriving interdisciplinary groups, institutes and partnerships.

The relationships we’ve developed cross borders, engaging with and learning from colleagues across our campus as well as overseas.

United, we’re tackling global challenges such as environmental sustainability, climate change, business innovation, social justice, poverty and conflict response.

You’ll benefit from world-class training and professional development, including the Developing Intellectual Leaders Programme and ProGRess@humanities.

78% of our research activity was judged to be 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*), and we were ranked fifth in the UK for research power (REF 2014).

You’ll be immersed in an open, collaborative and inspiring working environment and have access to one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country.

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Postgraduate research programmes