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 3rd in the UK for social policy in The Complete University Guide 2016, 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 Research Excellence Framework 2014, 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 that will enable you to pursue your individual goals.


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New government loan scheme for masters' courses available for distance learning

The government have announced new postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 for students studying a taught or research masters course commencing in September 2016/17.

People with Learning Disabilities Forced into Modern Slavery

Sarah Goff from 'Ann Craft Trust' tells Capital FM about Modern Slavery and vulnerability in an interview which was played throughout the morning on Wednesday 31 December 2015.

Another Successful Grant Bid!

The school is delighted to announce that Dr Rachael Clawson, NIHR SSCR Fellow, has been award a grant for £218,000, starting in January 2016, to undertake a project looking at forced marriage of adults with learning disabilities.

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5234
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