With over 1,000 academics and students involved in research across its 11 schools, the College of Humanities and Social Science is leading the way in Scotland. It has achieved global recognition for its ground-breaking and dynamic research activities.

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Research by subject

Discover the College's wide range of research interests

Research activity by subject area

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Featured research

The College produces internationally significant research work

Featured research

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RAE results

The College's 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results were a testament to our high quality research.

RAE results

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Research centres and institutes

Research within schools and in research centres

Research centre highlights

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Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Information about the Research Excellence Framework and the College's role in this.


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Research strategy

The College research strategy has been formalised by the College Research Committee

Research strategy

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Join us

The College is always looking to attract high quality staff and students

Join us

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Cross-disciplinary research projects across the University

Research collaborations

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Global research

Edinburgh researchers regularly collaborate with other internationally world leading academics

Global research

Digital Storage Media

Digital archive

Edinburgh Research Archive, a digital repository of research

Digital archive

Study Materials

Tweedie Fund

The Tweedie Fund offers financial support to research proposals

Tweedie Fund

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