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The Department has a world class reputation for excellence in both teaching and research.


We offer innovative, specialist postgraduate programmes that are consistently rated as excellent by students, external examiners as well as internal and external reviewers. We are currently recruiting to the following PhD programmes:


Since the first Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 1992 the Department has consistently been judged to be one of the best in the Country. RAE 2008 put us in the top 20 departments nationally, with 80% of our research activity judged to be of international standing, and 45% graded as internationally excellent and world leading.

Our key areas of research excellence include:



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