School of Sociology and Social Policy

Welcome to the School of Sociology and Social Policy

We are a leading UK school for sociology, criminology, social policy and social work.

Our courses offer students the opportunity to explore how societies work - and what can be done when they don't.

High-quality research underpins our teaching, with more than three quarters of publications by our academic staff rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework.

When studying with us, you can be sure that you'll gain essential, real-world skills and knowledge that will help you to pursue your career ambitions in a friendly and dynamic learning environment.

School of Sociology and Social Policy

4th for social policy and
9th for social work in the UK

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

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Latest news

Collaborative PhD Studentship Opportunity: Dignity and Compassion in Practice

ESRC-funded PhD studentship opportunity with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham, and Nottingham Universities NHS Trust
09 March 2017

Postgraduate students hold 9th annual ENQUIRE conference

On Saturday 25 February, postgraduate researchers from various disciplines met at the 9th ENQUIRE conference to discuss inequalities and social research.
28 February 2017

Undergraduate student contributes to government White Paper on Brexit

Liam Fleming, one of our undergraduate students currently on his year out placement working at the Office for National Statistics, has contributed to a government White Paper.
08 February 2017

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Upcoming events

Reinventing Revolution in the 21st Century

29 March 2017 (14:00-15:30)
B1 Law and Social Sciences Building
Amal Treacher-Kabesh on Egyptian Revolutions: Continuity/Discontinuity and Nick Stevenson on Has the future a Marxism?

Rehabilitation for Outdoor Activities and Mobility in Care Homes: ROAM STUDY

13 April 2017 (11:30-12:30)
A08, Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus
Centre for Dementia Seminar Series with speaker Amanda King (University of Nottingham).

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

Law and Social Sciences Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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