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Our Research

The breadth of our expertise in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences creates exciting opportunities for genuinely original, innovative research that brings together diverse disciplines to make a positive impact on the world.

Our Schools and Departments provide a focus for world leading subject specialism, while the University's institutes, research centres and groups catalyse cross-cutting research.

Many of our teams ranked highly against other UK institutions in REF2021, including Modern Languages Linguistics, Business and Management, Communication and Media Studies, and Law.

Across the Faculty, we have grown our Grade Point Average (GPA) by 11% overall, and ten of our twelve Units of Assessment are in the top quartile (quartile four) for impact.

Read more on REF2021 results here.

We also share our knowledge and resources with a wide range of partners. This spirit of cooperation, our ambitious development plans and the research facilities we have make us an excellent place to pursue research.

Colleagues can also find more information and support on the Research & Impact intranet.

Take a three-minute tour of some of our research projects: