Teaching is supported by cutting-edge research - our courses are research-informed and designed to equip students with the creativity, knowledge and skills required to succeed in whatever industry they enter.

The School is highly regarded for its research – and the application of our research is one of the things that make it special – from the world’s first digital interactive newspaper, to helping traditional media innovate and government and international institutions change their thinking on how to communicate. Furthermore, our specialist research teams have for example; helped change the way the EU conducts its press relations and won research contracts from, among others, the UK Foreign Office.

Members of the School conduct research in the interconnected areas of theoretical and applied linguistics of both spoken and signed languages, area studies, cultural studies, and the philosophy of language. Issues such as intercultural communication and cultural etiquette are in our approach to the teaching and researching of languages.

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.

Caryl Philips

The Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR) is a research institute utilising UCLan’s interdisciplinary and internationally renowned research pedigree in African Atlantic studies.

Antique writing

UCLan’s Literature and Cultures staff are internationally respected scholars with particular expertise in American literature and culture, British literature and non-British European writings.