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Social and Political Sciences

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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.

Leading research

The Departments of Sociology and Politics were ranked top 10 in the UK for their research. Sociology, in particular, were ranked 1st in research impact according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).

Worldwide reputation

We're ranked 7th in the UK and =28th in the world for Social Policy and Administration according to the QS World Rankings, by subject 2023

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