About HCS

We are one of the UK’s leading centres for research and teaching in human communication.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 100% of our research impact was world-leading or internationally excellent. Our Linguistics research impact ranked 4th overall in the UK with 80% of impact in the world-leading category. Over 90% of our Allied Health research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent, and we were in the top 10 of Russell Group Universities for research outputs.

The department has three research clusters which are active in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Speech & Language, Clinical & International Linguistics, and Speech, Language & Literacy
Development. Cross-cutting research themes include health technology, social inclusion, and age-related illnesses including stroke and dementia.

We are home to a thriving postgraduate research community. The department has a vibrant Communication Clinic which hosts a range of activities for clinical teaching, research and civic engagement. 

The department always works within the guiding principles and values set out in the NHS Core Principles.