Research across the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences is managed by our Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR). The institute's vision is to develop and maintain international recognition for their innovative research and educational activities in key areas.
The Department's research is coordinated by the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research under the umbrella of the ISSR.
Research active staff teach modules based on their work and publications.
We have an active Departmental programme of seminars and a number of staff are central to the Faculty’s Gender Research Forum. Designated colleagues play an active role in the Faculty’s research committees and at university level, and the associated Ethics Committee. Our staff provide high-quality supervision and support in PhD research.
We have a good research profile in a number of academic areas. Key research projects are:
The department performed well in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
The wide range of research activities in the Faculty, together with the mix of academic staff, post-doctoral research fellows and visiting professors, allows us to offer a stimulating and diverse Postgraduate environment.
Research is mainly carried out at our many centres or groups based within the Faculty. Most of our academic staff belong to one or more of these and research students can expect to join a small team working on particular problems.
Find out more about our Research Degree Programmes.