The Institute's mission is to promote research concerning the complex dynamics of social change and how communities can best respond to the associated challenges.
Our research aims are brought to life through our large-scale flagship projects.
The Institute also supports our affiliated researchers through our Small Grants funding, as well as bringing visiting scholars to the University and encouraging collaboration and discussion at our events.
The Institute, along with the Faculty of Arts, supports a number of research clusters within the Faculty:
The Institute's assistance for recently-submitted PhD candidates, our Writing Up Fellowships, are open until COB Friday 10 March 2017. Designed to assist candidates to capitalise on and publish the research undertaken throughout their degree, this round is open to candidates who have submitted their thesis for examination after 29 April 2016, and whose work is within the Institute's areas of interest. Download the PhD Writing Up Fellowship Application Form for 2017.