Welcome to the School of Social and Political Sciences. With a large community of staff and students, the School provides a dynamic environment for study and research in the social sciences. By linking core disciplines we deliver high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and cutting-edge research.We offer a wide variety of courses for everyone interested in the development and impact of economies and societies globally. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses provide knowledge, skills and training relevant to a broad range of careers, through in-depth study of key economic and social issues and problems. The flexibility of our courses and their interconnections allows for the exploration and analysis of all aspects of economies and societies from a variety of perspectives, informed by contemporary concerns and concepts.
The School includes over 80 academic staff and a broader community of undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers. There is a mix of disciplinary specialism, including theoretical approaches, that provides an excellent environment for learning and research in each of our subject areas, which include broad fields such as politics and sociology , and major centres of research in economic and social history, crime, the study of central and eastern Europe and urban research including planning and real estate. As a result the School is in a key position to support major interdisciplinary research, and attracts a diverse range of scholars and visitors. Our staff engage extensively with knowledge exchange to contribute to the development of economic and social policies in conjunction with public and private sector partners.
Professor Mike French, Head of School