Research Activities at Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Welcome to the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies from the Dean Professor Roger Webster
Research and scholarship underpin all of our work in the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies.
We offer a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees across a very broad spectrum of subject areas, and we are especially interested in interdisciplinary projects and programmes.
All staff are expected to be active in research and scholarship, and we believe strongly in research-informed teaching and curricula.
We have submitted six Units of Assessment for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, and in the last RAE 2008 we had significant proportions of work recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent in Accounting and Finance, Art and Design, English, History, Library and Information Management.
The Faculty has three University Research centres:The Art and Design Research centre; The Centre for Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion; The Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History. These and related areas of research activity can be viewed on the linked faculty research web pages.
We aim to have a strongly developing and inclusive research culture in the faculty, with seminars and workshops for staff and postgraduate students featuring regularly as well as guest lecture and seminar series by distinguished external academics. We also consider the public dissemination of our research as being important, within the city and beyond. Staff are provided with research support by the Faculty and the University, and we encourage appropriate conference attendance and staff development to the best of our means. We have important partnerships with a number of external organisations with which we collaborate on research programmes and studentships, such as Tate Liverpool, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), a number of major companies such as banks, manufacturers and public-sector organisations, as well as overseas partnerships with universities in countries such as America, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, etc.