A vibrant culture of collaboration underpins our research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Almost three quarters of our research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework – a measure of its reach beyond academic circles and impact on the wider world. Explore our research centres and projects to see how we’re working with others to bring influential new ideas to light.
1st in Scotland
for research impact in Communications, Cultural and Media Studies
100% of research impact
in History rated as world-leading or internationally excellent
1st in Scotland
for research publications in Law
100% of research
environment in English rated as world-leading or internationally excellent
Take a closer look at just some of the major research projects staff from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities have been working on.
Beyond natural science
Led by staff from our Philosophy department, this international collaboration has received more than $800,000 in funding to help explore how we should think of our knowledge and ourselves.
Explore our in-depth research into Scottish author James Hogg – a collaboration that has brought together international partners and attracted £400,000 in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Tap into our experts' knowledge by letting them guide you in person through key historical sites in central and eastern Scotland. Choose from multiple short course options to find your perfect itinerary.
While our Centres naturally act as interdisciplinary research hubs, there are many other research projects being undertaken within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at any one time. Explore the areas below for a detailed look at the wide variety of research taking place.