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

Undergraduate study

Read more about our SPS programmes, our typical offers, and what you could do after your degree.

Postgraduate Study


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

Simon Parker

Meet our students


Tess Parker, 3rd year student 

"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." 

News and events

'Loud and Proud': Politics and passion in the English Defence League

Posted on Monday 8 February 2016

Professor Hilary Pilkington, University of Manchester Thurs 3rd March, 4pm - 6pm, W/222

Offer holders Visit Days

Posted on Tuesday 5 January 2016

Offer holders are warmly invited to attend one of Visit days in February, March and April

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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