The Faculty of Arts is internationally renowned for its research activity. The unique combination of individual disciplines and collaborations creates a vitality and vibrancy in the faculty's research structure. All staff in the faculty are active researchers, and many are renowned within their own specialisms as well as in the media. Undergraduates in the faculty are in constant contact with academics who are at the forefront of their disciplines, and there is a large cohort of research students across all subject areas.

The Faculty of Arts Research Support Office has two main purposes: to provide funding information and guidance to the Faculty and to promote and disseminate its research, both within the Faculty and the University, and to the wider public.