School of Sociology and Social Policy


New Criminology degrees for 2014 entry

We have launched two new undergraduate degrees and one new postgraduate degree for 2014 entry. Follow the links below to find out more about these exciting new programmes.

Nottingham is the top choice for graduate recruiters!

According to the HighFliers 2014 Graduate Market Report, Nottingham is the most targeted UK University by the Times Top 100 Graduate recruiters. Read the full report here

2014 League Table Success

In 2014 Guardian University Guide  our sociology programme has jumped six places to 17 whilst social policy maintains its top 20 position at 16.  The latest  Times and Sunday Times University Guide places us at 13 for social policy, an improvement of 10 places, and we remain a top 20 choice for sociology in the Russell Group of universities.  The  Complete University Guide  recognises the strength of our social work degree, placing us 8 in the Russell Group.



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Older People in the Media Award nomination

Film based on play 'Inside Out of Mind' nominated for Older People in Media Award 2013

PhD scholarship for January 2014

Full PhD scholarship for Home.EU students starting January 2014 - The Economic Crisis and Social Inequalities in the UK.

States of Guernsey using Nottingham research

Research conducted by School staff is informing discussions of a new disability strategy for the States of Guernsey.

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Forthcoming events

Circling the Square: Research, politics, media and impact

20 - 22/05/2014
Highfield House
An international conference organised by the Science, Technology and Society priority group.

ISS/STS seminar series (Summer 2014)

29/05/2014 - 19/06/2014
Room A100, University Park, West Wing - Law and Social Sciences Building

Children on the Breadline in Austerity Britain

Senate Chamber Trent Building
The University of Nottingham Children & Childhood Network 2014 annual lecture: 'Children on the Breadline in Austerity Britain', delivered by Patrick Butler from the Guardian newspaper

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Volunteering Opportunities

Are you interested in our Ethical Volunteering programme in Sri Lanka?

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

Law and Social Sciences Building
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 8939
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5232
email: socspa@nottingham.ac.uk