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.

Law and Social Sciences

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 

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 

Internship Fair

24 October 2016 (11:30-15:30)
Atrium, Portland Building, University Park
At this fair you can explore the opportunities open to you and take your first step on the career ladder!

The rights and justice city I: making Nottingham slavery free

18 November 2016 (19:00-20:30)
Burton Street, Newton Building, Nottingham
The first of a three-part series called 'The rights and justice city: hope, history and being humane', this public dialogue tackles an important issue in an open forum.

The rights and justice city III: Nottingham in the age of Brexit

21 November 2016 (18:00-19:30)
Galleries of Justice Museum, High Pavement, Nottingham
The last session in a three-part series called 'The rights and justice city: hope, history and being humane', this public dialogue tackles important issues in an open forum.

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5559