High-level academic research has a central role in the activities of the School of Arts and Humanities. Staff are enthusiastically committed to their areas of expertise and the need to communicate this enthusiasm to students through effective pedagogical practice.
Research within the School is split across two main research areas Communications, humanities and social policy and English and creative arts.
Current research engages with the knowledge and pedagogical developments in a number of different academic disciplines, and this is reflected in the steady output of scholarly articles, monographs, and reviews as well as publication of poetry and short stories, professional involvement in theatre and media, and journalism.
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) the School was the most prolific and successful across the University, with submissions from History, English Language and Literature, Philosophy, and Communications returning high levels of research outputs judged to be of international excellence in their originality, significance and rigour.