Our research excellence

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Insights into your life

Our researchers are daring, visionary thinkers, constantly asking difficult questions and providing answers that give insights into your life.

We look at issues that affect you both now and in the future - from how your online footprint affects your human rights to how we can feed the world's growing population. Our research shapes thinking and influences policy. We've helped governments model the effects of their economic policies and shaped the global debate on mental health law reform.


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REF 2014
ranked us...

Top 20 for research excellence
Top 4 for social science
Top for politics
5th for economics
10th for art history
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Our academics are leading lights in their fields and many make regular appearances on TV and radio. From brief comments to full interviews, we can put you in touch with academics across our subject range.