Research and Schools
An overview of research in Schools within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
The Business School advances knowledge through theoretical and applied discipline-based research. That research is published in top academic journals and creates impact through peer recognition, corporate and community engagement, and the support of student learning.
The School of Divinity at New College houses a thriving, highly-ranked research community. The School has three strategic priorities in research which are: to promote individual research excellence, to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary research, and to support outward engagement.
In 1800 the University of Edinburgh was the first Anglophone university in the world to teach economics as an independent subject. Two centuries later, economics at the University of Edinburgh is a growing, vibrant department with strengths in several areas of modern economics.
Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) has a vibrant research community reflecting the diverse expertise of its members and the disciplines it brings together. Our strength is in also fostering rich, creative relationships between investigators and across lines of critical inquiry, leading to both depth and breadth of understanding across art, design, culture, architecture, environments, media and music.
Health in Social Science
The School has identified seven interdisciplinary research themes, which build on the School's existing research strengths.
History, Classics and Archaeology
Our diverse and energetic research culture covers many periods, areas, themes and approaches that unite the subjects of Archaeology, Classics and History.
The world-leading quality of our research activities, impact, and research environment makes Edinburgh one of the UK’s best law schools in which to study law and conduct research that makes a difference.
Literatures, Languages and Cultures
There is a wide variety of research centres and networks within the School of Literatures, Languages and Culture.
Moray House School of Education and Sport
Championing social justice, setting agendas and influencing policy locally and globally through our Education research.
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
The school of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences offers a unique interdisciplinary environment in which to study the things that make us human: how we communicate, behave, think, and make moral judgements. Our innovative research culture fosters world-leading research across all three of our subject areas.
Social and Political Science
Our interdisciplinary structure fosters vibrant research clusters which cut across traditional social scientific boundaries. Many of these are grouped around key challenges in society and governance.