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Humanities and Social Sciences

Across the Faculty our mission is to produce research of an excellent quality – both individually and in collaboration

Professor Adrian Smith

Professor of Human Geography, Dean for Research (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to broaden the frontiers of knowledge and enhance understanding of the world in which we live.

Several of our disciplines are ranked very highly in the UK’s periodic assessment of research quality. We have a successful record of winning prestigious research funding from the UKRI, the European Union, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the Wellcome Trust and many others.

Our facilities

Broadcast-quality film-making facilities

Production and post-production equipment includes:

  • Two film studios with professional lighting grids and facilities for green-screen work
  • A range of camera and camera equipment including Sony 4K FS7s
  • Lighting, audio and grip equipment
  • Two edit suites with Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro X and Davinci Resolve
  • Available via our online booking system Connect 2

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Geography laboratory and field suite

We explore a range of environmental factors and processes including the concentrations of pollutants, greenhouse gases and river processes. Researchers will have access to a wide range of resources, including our laboratories for analysis, water chemistry and spectroscopy. We have equipment for gas chromatography, microtomography (CT) and a geo-spatial modelling suite.

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Drama venues for rehearsal and performance

Develop and perform work in our versatile, professionally equipped spaces:

  • Three rehearsal rooms: Two white box gallery-style spaces and a black box studio
  • Pinter Studio: a 55-seater experimental space
  • Film and Drama Studio: A 70-seater theatre and film venue with professional equipment including Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound

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