Research and enterprise

Our academics are leading major research projects ranging from the art of Latin America through to the English Civil War and the issues surrounding mental capacity.

We enjoy a world-class reputation for our work, and are in the UK top ten for research in both philosophy and art history (REF 2014).

Our Schools and Departments also consistently achieve excellent results for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

Why we are special

  • Internationally recognised for our research across the humanities
  • Supportive departments with dedicated teaching staff
  • Excellent facilities including Art Exchange gallery and Lakeside theatre
  • Internship and study abroad opportunities while you study


See our news section to find out about the high-profile projects our academics and students are involved with plus the many public events and talks we organise.

Learning and teaching

We seek to build on our excellent reputation for the quality of student experience, while helping our students develop the skills they need for the future.

Schools and departments

Our schools and departments cover a huge range of disciplines and we are committed to encouraging interdisciplinary approaches so our students see how subjects interconnect.