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

SPS students meet Baroness Helena Kennedy

SPS students meet Baroness Helena Kennedy

Access to four excellent research and teaching departments

Top quality research relevant for contemporary challenges

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Small, friendly, dedicated course membership

A personalised programme to suit individual tastes

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Undergraduate study

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

Clearing Places


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

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Meet our students

“At school I really enjoyed all of my Humanity based A-level subjects and struggled with the thought of having to restrict myself to just one for university. SPS at The University of York has allowed me to continue and further develop my analysis of the world through political, economical, sociological and philosophical dimensions.”null



Mehetabel Merid, 2nd year student

News and events

Outstanding degree results

Posted on Tuesday 30 June 2015

Congratulations to all our 2015 graduates for achieving outstanding results. All students achieved a First or Upper 2nd class degrees. Well done!

Open Days 2015

Posted on Tuesday 2 December 2014

Interested in applying to study Social and Political Sciences at York in 2016? Come along to one of the Open days taking place in September.

Seminar series

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

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