Research and PhD Study

The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is home to a wide range of new and exciting research.

The College's dynamic environment emphasises a collegial atmosphere among academic staff and research students which has allowed for the formation of innovative research groups and high-impact research projects.

International networks facilitate collaborative work focused on theoretical and real-world solutions.

The distinctive research strengths are captured within the following themes:

  • Heritage (History and Science of the Human Past)
  • Creativity
  • Culture and Media
  • Diversity,Equality and Rights
  • Crime, Intelligence and Security
  • Health Research in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Work, Employment and Productivity

Research Development Events

The College runs two series of events to develop research projects, partnerships and funding.


Doctoral Training Programme

Doctoral Training for students within (but not limited to) the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Carefully designed to provide dedicated specialist training incorporating essential elements within the social sciences sphere to offer valuable foundations for researchers at Leicester.


PhD Funding Opportunities

Midlands3Cities

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership will be awarding AHRC PhD studentships for 2018 entry to excellent research students in the arts and humanities.

Midlands Graduate School

The Midlands Graduate School is part of an ESRC network of Doctoral Training Partnerships offering 17 different training pathways that span various social science disciplines.

Cross-College Studentship

The College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities and College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology and are offering a joint studentship.

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    Contact Details

    College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

    Kathy Baddiley-Davidson
    (PA to Acting Head of College, Henrietta O'Connor):
    +44 (0)116 252 2679

    Denise Challinor
    (PA to Director of Operations, Ruth Daly):
    +44 (0)116 252 3875

    socsci@le.ac.uk

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    Funded PhD Places - 2018