We offer a dynamic and engaged teaching and research environment to over 160 academic staff and around 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
We offer a wide range of degree programmes in the social sciences, and our programme portfolio benefits from academic expertise in a number of disciplines, including sociology, policy studies, criminology, education and social work.
We value our student community and are committed to ensuring that our students enjoy their student experience with us. Students have a say in major changes that affect them through our Staff-Student Panel.
We have a thriving postgraduate research community and offer both PhD and professional doctorate programmes. We also deliver a professional programme in social work. Students have the opportunity to work with and learn from world class scholars.
In 2015 the School achieved Bronze level in the Equality Challenge Unit's gender equality charter mark signifying our commitment to advancing gender equality in higher education.
We excel in interdisciplinary research that has a clear policy focus.