The School of History, Archaeology and Religion aspires to excellence in all its activities, in keeping with the University's mission to 'pursue research, learning and teaching of international distinction and impact'.
In terms of research this involves not only the production of an increasing number of high calibre outputs and winning an increasing number of externally funded grants but also continuing to enrich its research culture and its sense of shared excitement in the exchange of ideas and discovery. It means working at the cutting edge of research as well as scoring highly against external measures such as the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE):
- RAE results for School of History & Archaeology
- RAE results for School of Religious & Theological Studies
In terms of Teaching and Learning this means offering schemes and modules, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, across the widest possible spectrum within Ancient History, Archaeology and Conservation, History and Welsh History, and Religious and Theological Studies, in order to continue to attract high numbers of quality students. It means sustaining a thoroughly student-orientated approach to the acquisition of knowledge and skills and offering the highest quality learning environment in which individuals can develop and flourish, as measured by internal and external measures. It means being solidly rooted in the local community as well as the international community of scholars.
The Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion in fact, continues to enthusiastically welcome students from overseas onto its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to encourage all who wish to come here to pursue research at doctoral level. The School also places a high value on staff development activities. It aims for nothing less than an international reputation in all its constituent subjects and in its multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary activities.