Welcome to the School of Social and Political Sciences (SPS). The School of SPS is a joint collaboration between three of the UK’s leading social science departments – Politics, Social Policy and Sociology. It promotes a multidisciplinary approach that deepens our understanding of the key challenges that confront societies today. Our distinctive programme combines a strong foundation in the core concepts and concerns of the social and political sciences with the possibility of individually tailored programmes of study allowing specialism within and across individual disciplines. The School of SPS has recently introduced a joint degree with Philosophy, which is also designed to allow a flexible choice of modules.
Students graduating from the BA programmes in SPS are highly valued for their insights into contemporary global challenges, and for their critical understanding and analytical and communication skills which are required for higher degree study and increasingly demanded worldwide by employers in education, business, law, policing, public policy, public management, marketing, management consultancy, media, international development and the not for profit sector.
Dr Kevin Farnsworth
SPS Programme Director