Social Sciences

Cutting-edge research

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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

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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

  • 2014/07/04

    Developing your research project; free online course to support you

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  • 2014/06/27

    Creating global connections - post-doctoral students head to Johannesburg

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Collaboration is key

We have an international reputation. Our academics work collaboratively with government departments, agencies and organisations around the world on innovative research projects.

Research centres

Much of our cutting-edge research is conducted in our interdisciplinary research centres associated with Social Sciences.

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World leading statistics

Ranked in the top 50 in the World in the latest 2014 QS subject world rankings.

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Meet our students

Kenny McCarthy

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“Studying anthropology covered all aspects of everyday life and has been very flexible, allowing me to tailor my studies to explore my own interests.”

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