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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences research

Our research impacts the world around us. It spans economic activity, physical and mental health, education, political and social policy, and climate change.

Research from our departments

Our academic departments are research active. Their work changes lives, informs policy and practice, improves people's health and wellbeing, and contributes to economic growth.

Department for Health research

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We carry out high-quality research with a strong applied focus, promoting population health and wellbeing and the efficiency and quality of health services.

Research with Impact

Our research is helping to change the world for the better. We work in partnership to help create a healthier, more sustainable and connected future for us all.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Find out more about the research from our six departments that was submitted to REF 2021. The vast majority was classified as 4* or 3*, meaning it is ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’.

Research activity, centres, groups and labs

Read published papers from our academics and researchers, and explore our wide-reaching research.

Doctoral study

The University's Doctoral College offers a range of research degrees, including MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorates.

Doctoral College

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We support and enrich the experience of our doctoral researchers and play a key role in developing policy and strategy relevant to doctoral study.