Research is central to the School’s success. The vast majority of staff publish their work in high-rating journals and with reputable publishers. Among many specialisms of the members are the history of the Labour Party, history and popular culture in the North of England, Victorian literature and theatre, and everyday life and culture of the Muslim community in Britain.
The school is also involved in several research initiatives.
About the School
Our courses regularly receive excellent student satisfaction. for example, in the 2019 National Student Survey 100% of Religion, Culture and Society students who participated in the survey were satisfied with their course. Our teaching staff include three Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellows, who were awarded their fellowships for excellence in teaching for careers and innovation in the classroom.
We are internationally recognised for our research and are successful in attracting research scholarship and funding – we house the Institute for Black Atlantic Research, which has hosted two internationally-funded Marie-Curie Research Fellows, we also run the UCLan Music Research Group, with staff researching music and culture here in the North West, but further afield too.
As well as opportunities in the classroom, there are opportunities outside it too, over the last 12 months our students have visited the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, China to name a few, have attended conferences nationally, and displayed work in museums to test their ideas in the real world.
We also operate a heritage network and have extensive connections with museums and historical organisations throughout the region. Therefore, in our degree programmes, we blend cutting-edge subject knowledge and practical experience to equip our students with the confidence, skills and creative potential, needed for the world of work.