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Research

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences holds true to the University’s original mission to be a pioneer in challenging established thinking and championing new ideas through high quality research.

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'Remarkable results' for Faculty of Arts and Social Science in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021)

Two departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University achieved the highest possible score for impact in the Research Excellence Framework results published on 12 May 2022. The Department of Educational Research and the Department of Linguistics and English Language are both rated ‘outstanding’ for 100% of their research impact and both are rated joint top in the UK for impact. Read more about the notable successes in our other departments.

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UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has successfully attracted a number of Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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Specialist Research Centres

The Faculty is home to a diverse range of research centres. You can find out about some of them here.

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Research in Departments

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Postgraduate Community

Lancaster University is home to a dynamic postgraduate community. All departments, institutes and centres in the Faculty have a lively, collaborative culture. Find out more about our postgraduate community and the specialist short courses we provide to support your studies. 

 

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Faculty Research Ethics Committee

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Lancaster University Management School have a joint Research Ethics Committee (FASS-LUMS REC) that oversees ethical review of proposed research in all Departments of both Faculties.

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