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Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences is home to Southampton Law School, Southampton Business School, Southampton Education Schoolthe School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences.

Our research facilities include the Institute of Maritime Law (IML), the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), the Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI) and a number of specialist research centres such as Southampton Theory Astrophysics and Gravity Research Centre (STAG), the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC), the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) and the Centre for Inclusion in Education (CRI).Our schools address issues that matter to people and society, and our success is built on quality research.

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Selected Items of Success in Education

Visit our school sites below to find out more about our subject specialisms and facilities.

Key people 

Dean of Faculty, Social Sciences: Professor Jo Swaffield

Executive Assistant to the Dean: Jane Revell

Faculty Director of Graduate School: Dr Rosalind Willis

Associate Director of Faculty Operations: Thom Bull

Head of Faculty Finance: Chris Tollerfield

Faculty Academic Registrar: Suzi Christian-Greaves and Roz Stanton

HR Business Partner: Caroline Norris

Associate Deans 

Associate Dean of Education: Professor Chris Downey

Associate Dean of Research and Enterprise: Professor Pauline Leonard/Professor Will Jennings

Associate Dean of International: Dr Rob Angell

Heads of School

Head of School, Economic, Social and Political Sciences: Professor Nikos Tzavidis

Head of School, Mathematical Sciences: Professor Marika Taylor

Head of Southampton Business School: Professor Laura Costanzo

Head of Southampton Education School: Professor Martin Dyke

Head of Southampton Law School: Professor Werner Scholtz



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