The largest of the three faculties in the University, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) contains a wide range of disciplines with a track record of excellence in research, including Biology, Business & Management, Computer Science, Creative Writing, English, Geography & Geology, History, Law & Criminology, Media, Performing Arts, Psychology, Social Sciences and Sport & Physical Activity.
The Faculty is home to a number of research centres:
Based in the Department of Computer Science, the CDCS supports the development of an environment of international excellence in the areas of computer and data science with a particular emphasis on data analytics, data representation and visualisation; interoperable and interconnected distributed technologies and infrastructures; future internet, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoTs) and disruptive technologies, and information and cybersecurity..
CfHAS promotes the study of the complex material, ethical and symbolic relationships between humans and other animals.
Based in the Department of Law and Criminology, the centre has been highly influential in shaping UK and EU sports law and policy through the provision of expert advice and research services to organizations including the House of Lords, the European Commission, the European Parliament, national governments and sports organizations and sports stakeholders.
The centre is a forum for shared thinking and interdisciplinary work, blending the expertise from the Biology, Computer Science and Geography departments, with particular emphasis on data science approaches.
The Institute for Public Policy & Professional Practice (I4P) and the Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) reflect a commitment to interdisciplinary and practice based research.
The commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and the breadth of research interests within the Faculty are further evidenced by a rich and diverse variety of research groups in each of our academic departments:
- Business School
- Computer Science
- English, History & Creative Writing
- Geography and Geology
- Law & Criminology
- Performing Arts
- Social Sciences
- Sport & Physical Activity
The faculty has a burgeoning postgraduate research community at both MRes and PhD level, as well as an extensive portfolio of taught provision at Masters level. The annual Edge Hill Short Story Competition, which champions work by both students and established authors, is now a major event in the literary calendar.