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Research

The Department has a strong, distinctive and exciting research culture.

Our interdisciplinary research brings together scholars who work within and across the subject areas of Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Politics and International Relations.

Research Areas

Are focused in four areas: Religion and Global Society, Politics, Ideology and Security, Global Philosophy and Religion, and Contemporary Ethical Debates.

Research Areas

Research Centres

The Department has a strong, distinctive and exciting research culture. There are various Research Centres involving researchers from PPR.

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REF2014

Research by staff in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University was ranked number 1 in the UK for research impact, number 2 for research environment and number 3 for overall research in its field in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework.

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Research Interests

Our staff have a wide range of research interests across politics, international relations, philosophy and religion.

Staff Research Interests

Impact

In PPR we treat impact and knowledge exchange as essential parts of our research agenda. We are developing innovative forms of public exchange work and strong relationships with non-HEI agencies and communities, as ways of stimulating new questions and research agendas. All our areas of research and associated centres and groups have links with external bodies that use academic research in relation to religion, health, policy, peace, and other issues. 

Impact

Visiting Researchers

Since 2014, PPR has hosted many visiting academics

Visiting Researchers