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.
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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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.