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Royal Holloway has an excellent reputation for research, characterised by its originality, significance and rigour.

Our position as a research leader was confirmed by the results of the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2008). 60% of the university's research is rated as world-leading or internationally-excellent, against the national average of 50%.

Within the departments of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, our Music department is ranked number one in the UK, and a the dpeartments of Drama & Theatre, German and Media Arts also appear in the top ten.

The Facuilty places a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and collaborative work, both internally, encouraging cross-faculty work with academic staff from Sciences and Management, and with external partners and organisations.

Find out more about how the Faculty supports research staff here.

Research groups in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences


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