Faculty Research

browneThe University of Reading is one of the leading research-intensive Universities in the UK and we have an established world reputation in the arts, humanities and social science. The University's renowned research strengths have been recognised in the outcomes of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), with over 87% of the University's research rated as of international standing.

Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science covers a broad spectrum, in areas as varied as Fine Art; History of Art; Film, Theatre and Television; Typography; Classics; History; Philosophy; English Language; Applied Linguistics; English Literature; Modern Languages; European Studies; Politics and International Relations; Economics; Law; and Education.

Research Centres and Themes

The Faculty's cross-disciplinary research is international, innovative and distinctive to Reading. Faculty and university wide research centres and themes that Schools with the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science are involved in are listed below.

Inter-Faculty Research Centres

Centre for Economic History

Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism

Faculty Research Centres

Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies

Early Modern Research Centre

Faculty Themes

Language, Text and Power

Minority Identities: Rights and Representations

Graduate training in Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Generic research and transferable skills training for postgraduate research students in the Arts, Humanities and Social Science is provided by the University's , which offers a series of workshops and on-line courses, to supplement training provided by Schools and Departments.


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