Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology and Anthropology 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, and social statistics.