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Faculty of Humanities

Research training and professional development

The Faculty of Humanities has a dedicated Researcher Development Team who will support your professional development throughout your PhD journey and beyond.

Researcher development

Our programme will enable you to become more aware of your developing researcher identity, equipping you with the skills you need during your PhD and preparing you to integrate into the research community.

Developing Intellectual Leaders Programme

We consider all our postgraduate research students to be the developing intellectual leaders of the future. This is recognised in our Developing Intellectual Leaders Programme.  

This programme supports a small group of students through a series of interventions designed to help them take control of their professional development and make the most of their leadership potential.


Details of training and development activities available across the Faculty can be found on our training hub website ProGRess@humanities:

Research methods

A particular strength of the Faculty is its concentration of internationally recognised expertise in research methods. This expertise is showcased and made accessible to postgraduate researchers through two dedicated research methods organisations:


In addition to expert teaching and tuition you will have access to excellent facilities such as our world-leading library and archive collections, common learning areas and personal workstations.

Taking a placement provides a great opportunity to engage in knowledge exchange and to develop professional networking opportunities for your future career development.