Research in the College of Arts, Humanities and Business
Research in the College of Arts, Humanities and Business spans a wide range of discipline areas, and in many cases combines expertise across disciplines. The exciting and significant research carried out by our Academic Schools plays an important role in making Bangor a world-leading research institution.
The College has an excellent research record. In the most recent national assessment of research quality (REF 2014) we submitted to four Units of Assessment:
- UoA19 Business and Management Studies
- UoA20 Law
- UoA28 Modern Languages and Linguistics
- UoA29 English Language and Literature
- UoA30 History
- UoA35 Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
Research Excellence Framework 2021
The next REF exercise will be conducted in 2021. The College of Arts, Humanities and Business will be submitting to the following units:
- UoA 17 - Business and Management Studies
- UoA 21 - Sociology
- UoA 26 - Modern Languages and Linguistics
- UoA 27 - English Language and Literature
Find out more in our central Arts, Humanities and Business research pages.
Research Strategy, strengths and specialisms
Researchers in the College of Arts, Humanities and Business undertake award-winning, internationally excellent, and impactful research. Our research ranges from language and literature, music and media, to financial studies, communication, technology studies, regulation, justice, identities, and community studies. It is firmly grounded in a sense of place through culture, materiality, mediality, literature, language, music, history, technology and institutions, along with an interest in the changing nature of communities, nations, structures of governance, and justice. The College’s Research and Impact Strategy is designed to foster these research strengths in terms of common themes and research clusters, towards successful publication and dissemination, grant capture, engagement and outreach, pathways to impact, innovation and knowledge exchange.
Research within the College of Arts, Humanities and Business is carried out by individuals, research groups and within Centres and Institutes. We have a number of research centres based within the college, and a thriving community of postgraduate researchers. Further information about each School’s research activities can be found on their individual web-pages.
Research News and Events
The College regularly hosts conferences, research events and seminar series on a range of topics across our disciplines.
For more information about recent research activities in the college, please view our Research Newsletter:
Arts, Humanities and Business Research Newsletter
You will find up-to-date information about forthcoming events by visiting our online events calendar.