Welcome to the School of Social and Political Sciences.
We combine Sociology, Social Policy and Politics as a single flexible degree, with the added option of Philosophy, giving you the opportunity to learn from world-leading academics across multiple departments. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.
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Things to look forward to about SPS at York
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I’m Alikee and I’m a second year student studying Social and Political Sciences here at the University of York! I wanted to let you…
Things to look forward to about Social and Political Sciences (SPS) at York
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The range of content With an SPS degree you’ll be studying across three different departments, so naturally the breadth of subjects you cover is…
A week in the life of an SPS student
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Hi, I’m Jen and I’m a second year Social and Political Science (SPS) student here at York. Trying to write about an average week…
Three Things to Look Forward to in Social and Political Sciences
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1. The SPS Forum The Social and Political Sciences (SPS) Forum is an event run by the department and can manifest itself in a…
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