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Why study with us?

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  • 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

View our new brochure for Social Policy and Applied Social Science Undergraduate Programmes:

People in the Department: staff and alumni views of our degrees and subjects

Visiting us

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Find out more about visiting us and the University.


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

Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to courses

The 2020/21 academic year will start in September. We aim to deliver as much face-to-face teaching as we can, supported by high quality online alternatives where we must.

Find details of the measures we're planning to protect our community.

Course changes for new students