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Research Centres & Groups


Laughton Naval History and Maritime Strategy Unit

A Home for British naval and maritime thinking, research into global naval history and the study of seapower and maritime strateg. The Laughton Unit provides the ideal basis for original and challenging research on all aspects of naval history, seapower, sea power studies and maritime strategy, preparing the next generation of thinkers from all around the world, ready and able, for a spectrum of career possibilities and destinations.

Migration Research Group

The Migration Research Group is an interdisciplinary group of staff and students with an interest in the study of migration.

Research Centre in International Relations

The Research Centre in International Relations conducts research on practices of security and conflict, their transformation, and their social and political implications.

Visual Embodied Methodologies Network

Creating spaces of knowledge-exchange and research excellence around visual, embodied and art-based methodologies within, across and beyond Social Sciences.

Wargaming Network

The Wargaming Network aims to advance the theory and application of wargaming as a method of inquiry and as a method of learning and teaching.

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