Understanding social phenomena is vital in our complex and fast-moving world. Southampton's team of world-class academics range widely across the disciplines to engage with the issues that matter today
Research opportunities are available in criminology, demography, economics, gerontology, politics, social policy, social work, sociology, and statistics. As well as a number of extremely active research groups in each of our divisions, we host several major international research centres.
Studying the social sciences will inspire and challenge students interested in exploring our subjects: ageing/gerontology; economics; politics and international relations; social statistics and demography; social work; and sociology and social policy.
We have an international reputation. Our academics work collaboratively with government departments, agencies and organisations around the world on innovative research projects.
Much of our cutting-edge research is conducted in our interdisciplinary research centres associated with Social Sciences.