Social Sciences


Developing your research project; free online course to support you

4 July 2014

A free, pioneering online initiative to help people develop basic research skills launches today at the University of Southampton.

University students

Creating global connections - post-doctoral students head to Johannesburg

27 June 2014

As part of a ten day residential visit to Johannesburg, post-doctoral students funded by the University of Southampton’s Economic and Social Research Council, Doctoral Training Centre, will collaborate with leading students at the University of Witwatersrand as well as practitioners from leading health and environmental consultancies in the city.

New 6.25M grant awarded for the National Centre for Research Methods

16 June 2014

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) team at the University of Southampton is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 6.25M grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The new award will commence, for a period of 5 years, in October 2014. The coordinating Hub of NCRM has been based at the University of Southampton since the Centre was first established in 2004. The new Centre structure will be a collaborative partnership between the universities of Southampton, Edinburgh and Manchester.

New Web Science Institute to explore how the Web will shape our future

10 June 2014

The University of Southampton officially launches its new Web Science Institute on Thursday 12 June to investigate how the World Wide Web is changing the world and the world is changing the Web.

Southampton research on the safety of home births included in national guidelines

22 May 2014

Significant research by Zoë Matthews, Professor of Global Health and Social Statistics at the University of Southampton, has contributed to new recommendations that women with low-risk pregnancies should be advised to plan to give birth at home or in a midwife-led maternity unit.

Hone your research skills

Hone your research skills to satisfy your curiosity

14 May 2014

The University of Southampton has launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to help people improve their research project skills and share ideas.

Politics students launch a United Nations Association Youth Branch at Southampton

13 May 2014

Politics students Ollie Rooney, Tanisha Beebee and Rebekah Kulidzan, together with friends from other academic disciplines across the University of Southampton, have come together to form a local branch of the United Nations Association (UNA Youth).

National award for University multidisciplinary team

30 April 2014

A multidisciplinary team from the University of Southampton has won a national prize for their innovative research into the future of sociology in the digital age.

Gerontology brings world distance learners to Southampton

8 April 2014

Distance learner students from around the world visited Southampton last week when the Centre for Research on Ageing hosted the annual Residential Course for the MSc Gerontology (DL) students.