Research in the Department
As a Department we aim to sustain and develop research excellence, and promote research impact. Consequently staff within the Department are active in a wide range of research areas, with members currently engaged in plans for research dissemination in Europe, the USA and Asia.
The Department’s research is structured into three active research clusters.
- Global Ethics and Political Theory (GEPT)
- Intelligence, Security and Strategic Studies (ISSS)
- Parties, Participation and Public Opinion (3PO)
These groups aim to promote and support high quality research, acting as a stimulating and supportive research environment for research staff and PhD students working in these areas. The three clusters meet regularly, organise seminars with external speakers and serve as a platform to discuss research in progress by staff and PhD students.
All our staff are actively engaged in publishing high-quality outputs from their research. You will find here a selected list of staff publications, and can find a more comprehensive list of publications on their individual pages.
Staff in the Department engage in wide-ranging, international recognised research on a broad range of topics. These pages include information about current and past externally-funded research projects in the Department.
The impact achieved by the Department reflects the wide range of staff research interests, and the types of impact achieved include influencing public policy, enhancing professional standards and training, stimulating public and professional debate, and guiding political parties.
Non-academic user groups of our research include:
- Political Parties
- Policy Makers
- Government at Local, National, and International levels
- Police Forces and Military Professionals
- Journalists and Media Organisations
The Department offers a wide-range of research degrees, both campus based and by Distance Learning, and a vibrant Postgraduate Research (PGR) Student culture.
We will be happy to welcome you if you are interested in undertaking a research degree with us.