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Why study with us?

Students talking in Cafe Barista


  • Placements as part of our Applied Social Science, Social Policy and Social Work programmes
  • Degree courses with real world relevance encouraging you to make a positive impact to the way we live
  • Great career prospects and employability
  • Study with us in a research active environment where the Department's research is ranked third in the UK, REF 2014
  • Consistently highly ranked in league tables


Our alumni

Katherine – Applied Social Science student

"...the staff are always asking for our views and opinions and adapting to our needs."

Katherine, Graduated 2017

Staff motivations

Prof. Jonathan Bradshaw

"I was attracted to social policy because I wanted to change society."

Prof. Jonathan Bradshaw