Welcome to the School of Social and Political Sciences (SPS)

Access to four excellent research and teaching departments


Top quality research relevant for contemporary challenges

Small, friendly, dedicated course membership

A personalised programme to suit individual tastes

SPS students host a public lecture by Professor Anthony Giddens

SPS students meet Baroness Helena Kennedy

‌‌SPS students meet Baroness Helena Kennedy


Welcome to the School of Social and Political Sciences (SPS).  Read more from Dr Simon Parker, SPS Director.

Simon Parker

Meet our students


"SPS is the prefect mix because we have the flexibility to choose a path that works for us. What I have gained from this course is invaluable. I would thoroughly recommend SPS to anyone wanting to learn different ways to view the world and how to change it." Tess, SPS student

What do our students think about SPS courses?

Student life 

News and events

SPS Director: ESRC Precarious Trajectories project news

Posted on Thursday 28 April 2016

Dr Simon Parker, SPS Director, comments on the launch of 'Death by Rescue' report on anniversary of the 18th April Shipwrek tradedy

Careers News: SPS Students

Posted on Monday 11 April 2016

Many of our students have recently secured exciting internships, graduate jobs and volunteering opportunities. Hear from just a few of them!

Seminar series

SPS Seminars - Photo of SPS student interviewing seminar speaker

Bringing leading acadmics to York to share their expertise with SPS students.

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