You will be studying alongside internationally respected academics across all of our research areas.
Social Sciences at the University of Southampton has a tradition of first-class teaching and research. Our research was given excellent ratings in the latest research assessment framework (REF 2014).
Across Social Sciences, our research environment we offer in Criminology, Demography, Gerontology and Sociology rated 100% world-leading. Alongside these areas, Politics and International Relations is also ranked in the Top 5 in the country.
“The University has a diverse student body, which means that it's an excellent opportunity to interact and network with people from all over the world.”Maryam Kassim Alriyamy - MSc Sociology and Social Policy, PhD in Sociology and Social Policy
We host several internationally significant research centres.
Research opportunities are available in Ageing & Gerontology, Economics, Politics, Social Statistics & Demography, Social Work, and Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology and Anthropology. We also have a number of extremely active research groups in each division.