Humanities, Languages and Social Science are home to three Research Centres; the History Research Centre, the Centre for Creative Writing, English Literature and Linguistics and the Research Centre for Applied Social Sciences.

Through these centres we work across eight research areas; EnglishHistoryPhilosophyPoliticsPublic ServicesInformation & CommunicationsSociologyLanguages & Linguistics.

Here are some of the research projects within Humanities, Languages & Social Science:

RAH! - Research in Arts and Humanities

RAH! is the new public engagement programme of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Met. It builds on the enormous success of the ‘Humanities in Public’ (HiP) Festival, which has run since 2013/14. RAH! will present a rolling programme of events, throughout the academic year.

RAH! - Research in Arts and Humanities

Research Excellence Framework 2014

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, English and Creative Writing were ranked 8th out of 89 subject groupings for its impact on society (ahead of both Oxford and Cambridge). Similarly, Sociology came 10th for impact (ahead of Cambridge and Kings College) and History are in the top 20 of 82 subject groupings for its impact on society (ahead of Oxford, Cambridge, Liverpool and Manchester). Sociology, English and History are in the University’s top five for REF 2014.

Read more about our results in REF 2014