Arts and Humanities Research


Our research brings together academics, postgraduates and visiting national and international scholars to create a rich and vibrant research environment geared to international excellence and impact. 

Supporting areas of research strength, or research comprises the Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales, a 'flagship' University level research centre, as well as the Graduate Centre for Arts and Humanities, a range of Research Groups and a growing number of externally funded Research Projects.

In the spotlight

"Being Human"
A Festival of the Humanities 

Our hub featured creative and interactive activities on a diverse range of subjects.  We reflect on another successful series of public events, on the theme of ‘Voices, Faces and Places’, as part of the national Being Human 2017 festival.  

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Our research aims:

  • to foster high-quality research outputs
  • to increase income from external funding sources
  • to expand our postgraduate research community
  • to develop a rich research environment by attracting national and international scholars to Swansea
  • to maximise the impact of our research
  • to enrich the community life of Wales and the UK through public engagement and knowledge exchange

Join our thriving research community

There are many ways in which you can join our growing research community:

  • through our postgraduate programmes, MA, MPhil or PhD
  • as an Honorary Research Fellow or Honorary Postdoctoral Associate
  • as a member of our External Advisory Board
  • by attending any of our seminars, conferences and our public lectures series
  • as a research partner in collaborative projects
  • as an external partner in knowledge exchange projects