Social science is the study of society, and how people behave and influence the world.
What you study with us will relate directly to current events happening in the world today, and will enable you to understand and contribute to contemporary debates in an informed way. Social science helps to explain how society works – why crimes are committed, how schools support economic growth, how communities are formed, what makes people happy.
We are an internationally recognised centre of high quality teaching and research. Our courses are taught by researchers at the forefront of the subject, whose expertise and insight inform governments and policy-makers regionally, nationally and globally.
Around 300 undergraduates join us each year and we are one of the largest research active and interdisciplinary social science centres in the UK. All our undergraduate courses provide opportunities to develop skills in social science research methods, and to engage with interdisciplinary research.