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Cardiff School of Social Sciences

20th January 2010

Cardiff University

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Cardiff University

Cardiff University is in the Times Higher Education Supplement Top 100 World universities as well as being 7th out of 106 universities in the United Kingdom. Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement. Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group of Britain’s leading research universities. With 26,000 students and 6,000 staff, the Cardiff University academic community is the size of a small town.

Cardiff School of Social Sciences (SOCSI)

The Cardiff School of Social Sciences has an international reputation for excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our goal is to build on this world-class environment for  staff to engage in leading-edge research of international relevance and for students to  enjoy an outstanding learning experience.

Collaboration with major universities and international agencies around the world is an integral part of our research, as is liaison with local policy makers and practitioners. This creative combination of interests and practices is the hallmark of the School.

Our teaching is research led. This means that all our students are taught about the latest ideas within the social sciences. It also means that students enjoy face-to-face contact with internationally recognised scholars who are themselves shaping the future of their respective fields.

Our main site is the Grade II listed Glamorgan Building which is situated amidst the parks, Portland-stone buildings and tree-lined avenues of the City’s civic centre. The School has a friendly and busy atmosphere - full of students; lectures; seminars; conferences and workshops. It offers an excellent environment for students and staff. It is also an enjoyable place to visit.

The City of Cardiff

Cardiff is a thriving and attractive city, with all the social facilities of a modern capital.  The city's shops are a magnet for visitors and locals alike, and Cardiff's extensive parks and waterfront provide the ideal counterbalance to modern city life. A city with both heritage and ambition Cardiff has a distinctive character, a good quality of life, and a growing national and international reputation.

As the capital city of Wales it is home to many national institutions including the National Museum of Wales and the much-admired Millennium Stadium. The city centre skyline is testimony to its heritage and ambition, with landmark buildings ranging from the ornate civic centre to the historic Cardiff Castle.