The School's interdisciplinary research activity is managed organisationally as a number of centres or institutes that provide a supportive environment for existing projects and nurture emergent ideas for future development. Teaching and research activity takes place within and across units. This intellectual strengthening of teaching through research is a key plank in the School's policy, with innovative research leading to debates and discussion among graduate and research students in a stimulating and supportive environment.
The School is committed to a holistic view of anthropology. We seek to promote the School’s traditional strength in social anthropology whilst expanding into new, and often interdisciplinary, areas of anthropology in order to address developing intellectual and pressing practical problems.