Research - Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

World Leading Research

The Times Higher Education 2008 RAE league table placed the English department in the top ten best UK universities for research in the area.

Humanities Research

Creativity at the Heart of Research

The Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities is home to research staff with international reputations in a wide range of creative and scholarly fields, blending traditional disciplines of critical enquiry and analysis with practice-based research and creative work employing cutting-edge technology.

One of the key features of the faculty’s research culture is a commitment to the genuine integration of practice and theory in the arts. The faculty is structured into four schools: Architecture, Arts, Design, and Humanities, each of which reflects that imperative.

The faculty has a number of specialised research institutes, centres and groups:

  • Architecture Research Group
  • Leicester Centre for Creative Writing
  • Design and New Product Development Research Group
  • Centre for Adaptations
  • Fashion and Textiles Research Group
  • Photographic History Research Centre
  • Fine Art Practice
  • Centre for Textual Studies
  • Digital Building Heritage Group
  • History Research Group
  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Research In Dance
  • International Centre for Sports History and Culture
  • English Research Group 

Other significant research areas include:

Drama, English and Creative Writing.

Shakespeare in London

An interactive website, map and mobile phone app have been designed by a De Montfort University (DMU) team to guide tourists to the sites of London's Shakespearean theatres..


Scholarships 2013/14

For more information visit the PhD Scholarships page.

Research Ethics

Art, Design and Humanities Research Ethics

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Mission and vision

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