Social Sciences


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.

ESRC research grant to examine the nation’s lack of engagement with politics

8 April 2014

A new grant will enable an interdisciplinary University team from Geography and Politics make a significant contribution to understanding and addressing what is a major concern in contemporary British society.

Learning about global issues first-hand

3 April 2014

As part of an exciting degree programme in Social Sciences, a new fieldtrip has given second year students the opportunity to visit India and explore a rapidly changing middle income setting.

People with higher bonuses don’t give more to charity

3 April 2014

Research by economists at the University of Southampton has shown people who receive higher bonuses are less likely to give to charity than those on lower earnings.

UK has least number of further and higher education 'dropouts' among EU countries

31 March 2014

An analysis of survey data by the University of Southampton has shown that of 14 European countries, the UK has the least number of students dropping out of tertiary education – for example, from universities, colleges and technical training institutions.

Human Brain and Society

Students from across the University seize their chance to learn about neuroscience

28 March 2014

Students from Economics, Sociology and Politics along with peers from across the University are stepping outside their subject areas to take a unique module on Human Brain and Society, offered as part of the University of Southampton’s Curriculum Innovation Programme.

Can decency survive in our prisons?

17 March 2014

The Institute of Criminal Justice Research (ICJR) hosted a public lecture on the relevance of the Prison Service’s ‘decency agenda’. Eoin McLennan-Murray, the President of the Prison Governors’ Association argued that the growth in ‘managerialism’, the performance and audit culture, management restructuring and political initiatives are having an impact.

Sociologist wins book award

7 March 2014

A lecturer in Sociology has been selected as one of the winners of the Association for Asian American Studies Outstanding Book award.

Global AgeWatch Index takes centre stage at the United Nations

14 February 2014

University of Southampton Professor Asghar Zaidi returns to United Nations Headquarters in New York this week as a lead speaker during the 52nd Session of the Commission for Social Development.

New ESRC funded centre launches short courses and invites applications for Assistant Director

13 February 2014

The new ESRC-funded Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) based at the University of Southampton, is pleased to announce its first series of short courses, open to all, which are being organised as part of the CASS short courses programme.