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 

Call for studentships: Midlands Graduate School

ESRC funding available for postgraduate degrees in the Social Sciences
22 November 2016

2016-2017 Language Centre module enrolment

Enrolment takes place from Monday 26 September to Wednesday 28 September: precise dates dependent on which modules you wish to study.
18 August 2016

World's first massive open online course about ending slavery

Now is your chance to learn about this major human rights issue with the world's first online course about contemporary slavery. Registration is now open!
27 July 2016

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

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Upcoming events 

ENQUIRE Conference: Social Inequalities and Social Research

25 February 2017 (09:00-17:00)
We invite doctoral and early career researchers to submit abstracts concerned with social inequalities.

Doing Ethnography (Advanced Training Course)

05 (09:30) - 06 June 2017 (17:00)
University of Nottingham Park Campus
Two day course offered by Nottingham ESRC DTC on research methods

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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