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Research in the Department

The Department is home to a very wide range of research projects. We believe that the best research is done when individuals are free to follow their intellectual passions, so our research strategy is open and inclusive, and organised around the always developing individual interests of the University and College Teaching Officers who work here. At present, we are particularly committed to pursuing research in three broad themes - Moral Life and Change; Citizenship and Political Life; and Economy, Environment and Wellbeing - but these are not at all exhaustive and at any given time there are a number of diverse Research Projects hosted in the Department.

Applications for externally funded research

The Department is welcoming to post-doctoral researchers who wish to conduct research with us. Anyone considering applying to an externally funded research scheme and wishes their project to be hosted in the Department should contact both a prospective academic mentor/PI in the Department and request a Department Research Preliminary Form from   preferably at least two months before the sponsor deadline. This will enable the application to go through relevant internal approval processes before submission to the funding body.