Our research profile

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) based in the historic Regent Street building offers a vibrant, multidisciplinary research environment, at the centre of which are a number of innovative, high-quality research groups and programmes.

We host a well-established doctoral research programme offering supervision and research training in a dynamic learning environment in central London. At any one time, there are approximately 70 research students working towards PhDs, either full-time or part-time.

Research facilities include dedicated doctoral research rooms and (computer) laboratories, and access to the University Library and inter-library services. Research students are an integral part of our research community and, as such, are invited to participate in our seminars, workshops, international symposia and conferences, and public lectures.

The Faculty’s Research Student Forum, open to all SSH doctoral students, serves as a forum to discuss the Faculty’s research degree programme in general, and the nurturing of a student-led, vibrant and high-quality research culture in particular.

The Faculty is committed to an active programme of student development and support, and, with the University provides a wide range of opportunities for research training and personal development in line with Research Council expectations. Many of our students benefit from teaching opportunities and the University offers education courses to support this activity, which may lead to additional qualification.

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