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.

We are ranked 5th in the UK for social policy in The Complete University Guide 2017, and are in the top five among Russell Group universities for social work. 

By choosing to study with us you can be sure of a fulfilling and inspirational student experience in a friendly and dynamic learning environment.

In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 78% of our research was ranked as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. Our research underpins our curriculum so you can be sure you will gain essential, real-world knowledge.

Students outside Law and Social Sciences
We ranked 5th in the UK for social policy, and 5th among Russell Group universities for social work in The Complete University Guide 2017

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Latest news 

Book Launch

A new and hugely timely book entitled The Commonalities of Global Crises: Markets, Communities and Nostalgia has just been published by Palgrave.
07 June 2016

Professor Tracey Warren Nominated Again!

Professor Tracey Warren's article is nominated for the Work Employment and Society 2016 SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence.
31 May 2016

Charity Donation

Thanks to the record number of third year undergraduates who completed the NSS this year, the final completion rate for the school was 72.48%, (3.57% higher than last year).
13 May 2016

2016 Nomination for Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award: Excellence in Work-Family Research

Tracey Warren, Professor of Sociology, has been nominated for the 2016 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.
10 May 2016

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Upcoming events 

Research podcasting for academics

29 June 2016 (11:45-14:45)
A01 Highfield House UPC

Social Sciences: Different Approaches, Different Solutions? An inter-disciplinary dialogue

01 July 2016 (09:00-17:00)
University of Nottingham Park Campus
An interdisciplinary exploration of impacting policy change

Ethnic Homelands: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives

11 July 2016 (18:00-19:30)
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
The Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights for a panel discussion on ethnic homelands in contemporary and historical perspective.

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5234
fax: +44 (0)115 951 5232