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Research centres

The University of Southampton is home to a number of Research Centres which involve Philosophy

Professor Denis McManus directs the Southampton Ethics Centre which brings together Southampton's large community of ethics researchers from across numerous disciplines. In addition, Southampton's philosophers are involved in the following interdisciplinary research centres.


Centre for Citizenship, Globalisation and Governance

The Centre focuses on the central political questions of today’s world about power, cooperation, security, inequality and democracy. Much of our agenda will be set by the problems of the political world as perceived by our fellow citizens, although we continually challenge traditional ideas.

Centre for Ethics and Law

The Centre is a multi-disciplinary group within the Faculty of Medicine at Southampton and forms part of the University-wide Southampton Ethics Centre. The Centre aims to harness the diverse activity involving ethics and law that already takes place within the Faculty and create an environment where mutual interests, support and interaction will promote both research and research-led teaching in the field. The group also delivers an applied research programme that focusses on ethical issues in the field of genetic and genomic medicine.

Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation

Established in March 2009, the Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation seeks to respond to a growing demand for wide-ranging, critical thinking on the processes of globalisation and their impact on all aspects of social life and relations. The Centre encourages comparative, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas relating to law, ethics and globalisation.

Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research

The Centre promotes a broadly based linguistics and applied language research agenda.

Health, Ethics and Law

HEAL, the Centre for Health Ethics and Law at Southampton Law School, has become a leading inter-disciplinary research group that explores the nature of Health Care Law, its production and impact on society. HEAL actively promotes engagement between academics, health professionals and policy makers, as well as makes substantive contributions to theory and practice.

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