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 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.

Students outside Law and Social Sciences
We are ranked 5th in the UK for social policy in The Complete University Guide 2017

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Latest news 

Complete University Guide 2017 Rankings

We are delighted to see that Sociology at Nottingham has further climbed the rankings from 22 to 16 (out of 97) with Social Policy achieving a ranking of 5th in the UK.
28 April 2016

Staff Oscars 2016

The school is delighted to announce that two of our staff have won awards in 'The University Staff Oscars'.
16 March 2016

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.
06 January 2016

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Upcoming events 

Brexit Seminar

05 May 2016 (15:00-16:00)
B18 Law and Social Sciences Building
The International Centre for Public and Social Policy is hosting a Brexit Seminar.

Beaten Bad - A Research Seminar

12 May 2016 (18:00-19:30)
Highfield House A01, University Park
Dr Chandre Gould, Senior Research Fellow, Governance Crime and Justice at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria

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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