Humanities and Social Sciences research

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, we were awarded world-leading status for research submitted under three categories: History; English Language and Literature; Communication, Cultural and Media Studies.

Faculty research team

For advice on applications, funding and training

Selected research student profiles

Recent thesis titles


Our research clusters:

We particularly welcome cross-disciplinary research in:

For information on individual supervision offered by our academics, please view our staff pages.

We also offer Professional Doctorates in Policing and Pastoral Theology (in partnership with Cambridge Theological Federation). Professional Doctorates allow you to expand your knowledge and achieve a doctoral qualification while working.