Research Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The department encompasses a critical mass of research activities, creative research networks and targeted initiatives, organised around key specialisms within the disciplinary groups of history, politics, philosophy, social policy and sociology.


The department sustains a dynamic research culture that encourages research of a world-leading standard in the areas of humanities and social sciences. A key objective has been to enhance national and international partnerships and profile, especially through: collaborative seminar series and international conferences; joint research projects; hosting visiting professors, researchers and scholars.

We have postgraduate research opportunities available for postgraduates. For more information, please see below.

Further details

For further information about research opportunities for postgraduate students with the department, please contact Andrew King, Professor of English Literature & Literary Studies: 

For further information about the department's research please contact: Tracey Reynolds, Professor of Social Sciences (Department Research Lead):

View the profiles of our academics and their individual research interests.