Social Sciences

Cutting-edge research


Research opportunities are available in criminology, demography, economics, gerontology, politics, social policy, 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.

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A supportive environment for success


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; sociology and social policy.

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Latest News

  • 2015/05/18

    University of Southampton academic to head polling inquiry

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  • 2015/04/16

    Active ageing on the up in EU, despite economic crisis and austerity

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  • 2015/03/23

    Study reports on former prisoners’ experiences of sex in prison

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