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

1st for social work and
5th for social policy in the UK

Complete University Guide 2018

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Latest news

Collaborative PhD Studentship: dignity and compassion in practice

ESRC-funded Collaborative PhD studentship with the School of Health Sciences, the School of Sociology and Social Policy, and Nottingham Universities NHS Trust.
05 May 2017

Nottingham is number 1 for social work, according to new league table

The latest Complete University Guide ranking, published today, also places Nottingham 5th for social policy.
26 April 2017

Collaborative PhD Studentship Opportunity: Dignity and Compassion in Practice

ESRC-funded PhD studentship opportunity with the School of Health Sciences and the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham, and Nottingham Universities NHS Trust
09 March 2017

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Upcoming events

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

Design Innovation for Dementia and Ageing Well

08 June 2017 (11:30-12:30)
A08, Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus
Centre for Dementia Seminar Series with speaker Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves (Lancaster University).

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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 5559