Research in the School covers a broad range of subject areas within the humanities and social sciences, including contemporary European, international and military history, politics and international relations, modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish), linguistics and translation and interpreting studies, all of which is undertaken within the following Centres:

Additional research undertaken in the School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences is associated with Centres hosted within other schools.

Internationally recognised for excellence in research

Our interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research and innovation is reflected in the nature of our work. All of the School’s research centres take a collaborative approach, meaning that experts from many different fields can benefit from our significant academic resources.

The importance of our work has also been noted in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), which concluded that 75% of the School’s research output was of international quality.