Research and innovation

In REF2014 all units were rated world-leading or internationally excellent. Three of our Departments are in the top eleven in the country ranked by overall GPA.

REF 2014

Research and innovation in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is vibrant and successful, playing a major role in making Sheffield a world-class research institution.

Faculty Themes

Our Faculty themes reflect, inform and underpin our research, learning and teaching activity.

Faculty themes>

Research Centres

The Faculty is home to leading centres which foster innovative interdisciplinary research.


Our research

Working individually and collaboratively, within and across six Schools and Departments, we develop innovative methods of enquiry into the human condition.


Public Engagement

Our strong relationships with non-academic partners.

Engagement >
Public engagement

Research Institutes

The Faculty is home to two internationally renowned institutes conducting pioneering research.

Humanities Research Institute (HRI)> Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS)> Digital Humanities Institute (DHI)>

Staff Research Portal

Find support for your research from grant applications to post award advice.

Staff research portal > Early-career fellowships>