Linking sociology, social policy, criminology, social work and public policy, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a multidisciplinary department. We aim to be a site of creativity and innovation across a wide range of research fields.
Interdisciplinary and collaborative work thrives in the school, and we are committed to providing postgraduate teaching and research based upon our research expertise and excellence.
We encourage doctoral students to get involved with the school's research centres.
Providing an encouraging and exciting space for postgraduate research from the UK and worldwide, our ENQUIRE blog and conference are run by students.
Sociology and social policy research areas include:
- Public policy
- Social policy and administration
- Social work
- Science, technology and society
Midlands Graduate School
Nottingham is part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which offers funding opportunities for postgraduate students each year.
- 78% of our research considered world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework
- 100% of sociology and social policy postgraduates secured work or further study within six months of graduation