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School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences is an internationally recognised centre of high quality teaching and research.

Courses

We offer undergraduate and taught master's degrees, research programmes, professional programmes and short courses.

Research

Our research is interdisciplinary, innovative and has impact. We are committed to theoretically informed research with a clear policy focus.

Professor Tom Hall, Head of School, discusses what makes our School such a great place to study.
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About us

We take an interdisciplinary approach to the Social Sciences making a dynamic and engaging teaching and research environment.

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International students

Find out more about the specialised support we provide to international students in the School of Social Sciences.

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Impact at the School of Social Sciences

We are proud of our record of impacting upon public debate, policy development and practice based innovations.


Muslim mother and her son embrace and enjoy time in the city together.

Study highlights harm mothers and their children experience in the UK asylum system

6 June 2022

A PhD research student at Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences has found that relationships between mothers and children are strained by the UK’s asylum system, with little support available for mothers.

REF assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The impact of our research and environment in which we work at Cardiff University were integral to our REF 2021 submission.