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Faculty of Arts and Humanities


As one might expect from what is traditionally considered to be the third oldest of the English universities, Durham University places a premium on research activities amongst its academic staff alongside their teaching roles. The departments in the faculty of Arts & Humanities are at the forefront of this research activity, and each of our departments produces world-class research. This is a research heritage of which we are proud and based on this long-term tradition of research excellence we continue to pursue our aim to be a world leading research institution both now and into the future. The links below will inform visitors about the specific world-class research activities of our individual departments. 

The research directory also has full details of our departments' research centres, groups and academic staff.

Research Centres

The Faculty is also responsible for several inter-departmental research institutes and centres as well as departmental based centres and research projects. Click here to see them listed by department. 

For details for each of our departments' more specific research groupings, please see the  university research directory.