The School of Humanities is the most disciplinarily diverse School in the University and has a commitment to disciplinary rigour, continuity and fostering interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research opportunities. Across the School subjects at least 85% of research is recognised internationally in terms of its originality, significance and rigour.
We recognise the value of interdisciplinarity and collaborative programmes of research, but also the importance of highly individual research projects. The individual researcher, the collaborative team, and shades between, are all legitimate modes of research supported by the School. The School is similarly committed to fostering interdisciplinary synergies: collaboration across the disciplines of the School, within the College of Arts, and beyond.
The School and wider College of Arts has a suite of research groupings, networks, and centres that are by their very nature interdisciplinary with well-established connections across the University and to external organisations in the commercial, public and third sectors.
The School aims to develop and expand established strengths in Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Exchange and our relationships with government and non-governmental organisations, building on the success of Celtic & Gaelic’s national projects, Archaeology's work within the historic environment, and the contributions to public policy and the third sector by HATII and Celtic & Gaelic.