School of Arts and Cultures

Our Research


Our research is dynamic, interdisciplinary and international in scope.

Students holding museum exhibits.

Our research environment is rated as world-leading and internationally significant. An important part is its impact beyond academia.

REF 2014

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 82% of our research was classified as ‘World Leading’ and ‘Internationally Excellent’.

The REF 2014 also showed that 80% of our work has global and international significance and impact. An example of this is Professor Peter Stone's work on improving the protection of cultural property during armed conflict. 

We submitted research alongside the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies.

For the Unit of Assessment: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies we were ranked 12th out of 67 in the country.

Case Studies

We have some case studies featured in the Northern Bridge Toolkit. Read more about European museums in an age of migration and about protecting cultural property in armed conflict.

Research Areas

Read more in-depth information about staff based and Postgraduate research on our Media, Culture, Heritage research site.