The Department of Applied Social Sciences has considerable strength and professional excellence in the area of research, and aims for a creative balance between research, scholarship and teaching. These three areas are considered integral to the Department's activities. Empirical enquiry and text-based research are seen as equally valid forms of scholarship and research in terms of their contribution to knowledge.
The Department of Applied Social Sciences also undertakes collaborative research with other departments in the University, and organises regular lunchtime research seminars involving, when possible, all full time and part time staff, and postgraduate students.
For information on current areas of research activity within the department, please see staff profiles found in the programme specific staff pages.