Organisation profile

The School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies provides a vibrant and supportive environment for cutting-edge research at the forefront of our disciplines.​

Established academics, early career researchers, PhD students and others work across fields of expertise to address some of the modern world's most important questions around power, culture, communication and morality.​


The reputation of our research staff is confirmed through our record of publishing research monographs and academic papers of world-leading significance. Our successes in securing funding through international organisations, funding councils, and other associations confirms the importance of the work that we do.​

We are also committed to producing research that impacts upon the world around us. To do this, our colleagues engage with a wide range of actors including charities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), think-tanks, policymakers, the police, the media and many other organisations to ensure our work travels beyond the university.

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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