Social Sciences


We are involved in a number of strategic partnerships within and beyond the University. We have strong teaching and research links with colleagues in Education, Electronics & Computer Science, Geography & the Environment, Engineering, Health, Humanities and Management.

Outside the University, our partners include:

UK partnerships

  • Office for National Statistics through MOffStat (MSc Official Statistics)
  • Centre for Population Change (Demography at St Andrews, Office for National Statistics, Population Europe, and a consortium of Scottish Universities: St Andrews, Strathclyde, Dundee, Edinburgh and Stirling)
  • Third Sector Research Centre (University of Birmingham, former Office of the Third Sector, Barrow Cadbury Trust)
  • National Centre for Research Methods Nodes (with Manchester, Institute of Education, Imperial College, Lancaster, Warwick, Stirling, Bristol, Surrey, Leicester)
  • LSE (social policy)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • London Probation
  • Local authorities in Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight
  • Institute of Financial Studies
  • Communities and Local Government Department
  • Centre for Local Government Studies and the Local Government Research Unit
  • Many associations in the voluntary sector

  • World University Network

Overseas partnerships

  • African universities (Ghana, Witwatersrand, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia)
  • African Population and Health Research Centre (Kenya)
  • European Commission
  • European Social Policy Network (ESPAnet)
  • INDEPTH Network (Ghana)
  • Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute
  • Tata Institute
  • University 'La Sapienza', Rome

  • University of Barcelona

  • University of California, San Diego (through WUN)

  • University of Chicago
  • Universities of Finance and Economics in China in Shanghai, Jiangxi, Nanjing, Nanchang, Nanjing University, Xiamen University, Zheijiang
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Korea

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Professor Jane Falkingham


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“Demographic change and its consequences for the distribution of social and economic welfare is a consistent theme throughout all my research.”

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Dr Pathik Pathak

Programme Director

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“I successfully collaborated with the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India on a new international social enterprise camp. The camp draws on our strengths in research, teaching and enterprise to deliver a unique experience for students across the university.”

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