Postgraduate workshops enable students to present and discuss work
If you choose to study with us, you will be joining a lively and dynamic division of 22 experienced lecturers. Most of our academics have international research reputations, as demonstrated in our excellent results in the 2008 research assessment exercise (RAE). This means that you will enjoy high-quality teaching and graduate with a highly regarded degree informed by cutting-edge research.
Sociology, social policy and applied social sciences programmes have been central to Social Sciences at Southampton for over 40 years. In the latest RAE, sociology and social policy staff joined colleagues from the Division of Social Statistics & Demography and the Centre for Research on Ageing in a joint submission to the RAE Sub-Panel for Social Work and Social Policy and Administration. Our submission was ranked third in the UK, with an overall grade point average of 3.0. Our 22 permanent members of staff include six professors.
Intellectually stimulating environment
By undertaking one of our postgraduate programmes, you will find yourself working in a vibrant research community, surrounded by fellow postgraduate students and staff committed to advancing academic study and research in exciting areas related to topical social issues.
Postgraduate research conferences enable our PhD students to present and discuss work, exchange ideas and 'good practice', and receive feedback from academic staff.
Interdisciplinary community of social scientists
As part of the Division, you will be joining Social Sciences' multidisciplinary environment, which offers research and teaching programmes not only in social policy and sociology but also in ageing, demography, economics, international relations, politics, social work and social statistics.
We have strategic partnerships with government departments and agencies worldwide.
The latest RAE was impressed by the work of our academics.