Leeds is recognised as a global centre of research in the Arts and Humanities, regularly ranked by QS in the world’s top 100, with world-class archives and facilities. 

Our academics include many world-leading scholars and we generate innovative and internationally-significant research activities that have created new knowledge benefited society.

Our research is characterised by innovative and powerful projects that range widely by period, geography and theme.

School of Design

School of English

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

School of History

Institute for Medieval Studies 

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

School of Media and Communication

School of Music

School of Performance and Cultural Industries

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Centre for Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied

The Leeds Humanities Research Institute  supports research in the arts and humanities broadly construed, hosting a range of events and programmes reflecting vibrant cross-disciplinary research.