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AHRC Disciplines

Our funding remit covers the choice below from our Primary Research Areas.

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Histories, Cultures and Heritage - Archaeology, Classics, Cultural and Museum Studies, Development Studies, History, Information and Communication Technologies, Law and Legal Studies, Library and Information Studies, Philosophy, Political Science and International Studies, Theology and Divinity and Religion.
Creative and Performing Arts - Dance, Design, Drama and Theatre Studies, Media, Music and Visual Arts
Languages and Literature - Languages and Literature and Linguistics

Histories, Cultures and Heritage

Level 1 - Archaeology

Level 2

  • Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Archaeology of Literate Societies
  • Archaeology of Human Origins
  • Archaeological Theory
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Landscape and Environmental Archaeology
  • Industrial Archaeology

Level 1 – Classics

Level 2

  • Classical Literature
  • Classical Reception
  • Philosophy, Thought and Religion
  • Epigraphy and Papyrology
  • Languages and Linguistics

Level 1 – Cultural and Museum Studies

Level 2

  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Museum and Gallery Studies
  • Cultural Studies and Pop Culture
  • Policy, Arts Management and Creative Industries
  • Cultural Geography
  • Heritage Management
  • Conservation of Art and Textiles

Level 1 – Development Studies

Level 2

  • Area and Development Studies

Level 1 – History

Level 2

  • Cultural History
  • Political History
  • Imperial/Colonial History
  • History of Science/Medicine/Technology
  • War Studies
  • Religious History
  • Economic and Social History
  • American Studies
  • Post-Colonial Studies

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Level 1 – Information and Communication Technologies

Level 2

  • Information and Knowledge Management

Level 1 – Law and Legal Studies

Level 2

  • Jurisprudence/Philosophy of Law
  • Human Rights
  • Criminal Law and Criminology
  • International Law
  • EU Law
  • Public Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Common Law, including Commercial Law
  • Law Regulated by Statute
  • Law Relating to Property
  • Legal History

Level 1 – Library and Information Studies

Level 2

  • Archives
  • Records Management
  • Information Science and Retrieval
  • Library Studies
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Computational Studies

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Level 1 – Philosophy

Level 2

  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Aesthetics
  • Metaphysics
  • History of Ideas
  • Language and Philosophical Logic
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science and Mathematics and Mathematical Logic
  • Philosophy of Religion

Level 1 – Political Science and International Studies

Level 2

  • Diplomacy and International Relations

Level 1 – Theology, Divinity and Religion

Level 2

  • Old Testament
  • Modern Theology
  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Liturgy
  • Systematic Theology
  • Church History and History of Theology
  • New Testament
  • East Asian Religions
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Jainism
  • Sikhism
  • Alternative Spiritualties/New Religious Movements
  • Atheism/Secularism
  • Inter-faith Relations
  • Contemporary Religion

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Creative and Performing Arts

Level 1 – Dance

Level 2

  • History of Dance
  • Dance Performance
  • Dance Notation
  • Social Dance
  • Choreography

Level 1 – Design

Level 2

  • Architecture History, Theory and Practice
  • Design History, Theory and Practice
  • Digital Art and Design
  • Product Design

Level 1 – Drama and Theatre Studies

Level 2

  • Theatre and Society
  • Dramaturgy
  • Scenography
  • Performance and Live Art
  • Theatre and History
  • Theories of Theatre
  • Drama and Theatre - Other

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Level 1 – Media

Level 2

  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Television History, Theory and Criticism
  • New Media/Web-Based Studies
  • Film History, Theory and Criticism

Level 1 – Music

Level 2

  • Traditional Music
  • History of Music
  • Music and Society
  • Popular Music
  • Composition
  • Classical Music
  • Musical Performance
  • Musicology

Level 1 – Visual Arts

Level 2

  • Fine Art History, Theory and Practice
  • Photography History, Theory and Practice
  • Art Theory and Aesthetics
  • Community Art including Art and Health
  • Installation and Sound Art History, Theory and Practice
  • Ethnography and Anthropology
  • Digital Arts History, Theory and Practice
  • Applied Arts History, Theory and Practice
  • Art History
  • Design History, Theory and Practice
  • Film-based media (History, Theory and Practice)
  • Time-based media History, Theory and Practice

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Languages and Literature

Level 1 – Languages and Literature

Level 2

  • American Studies
  • Interpreting and Translation
  • Lifewriting
  • History and Development of the English Language
  • Literary and Cultural Theory
  • Post-Colonial Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Asiatic and Oriental Studies
  • Middle Eastern and African
  • Italian Studies
  • Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Comparative Literature
  • French Studies
  • Celtic Studies
  • Medieval Literature
  • Ethnography and Anthropology
  • Australasian Studies
  • Comparative Studies
  • German, including Dutch and Yiddish
  • Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Literature
  • Gender and Sexuality

Level 1 – Linguistics

Level 2

  • Textual Editing and Bibliography
  • Syntax
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Phonetics
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Lexicon
  • Linguistic Theory
  • Morphology and Phonology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Linguistics (General)

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