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 and
criminology in the UK

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

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Latest news

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

Postgraduate students hold 9th annual ENQUIRE conference

On Saturday 25 February, postgraduate researchers from various disciplines met at the 9th ENQUIRE conference to discuss inequalities and social research.
28 February 2017

Undergraduate student contributes to government White Paper on Brexit

Liam Fleming, one of our undergraduate students currently on his year out placement working at the Office for National Statistics, has contributed to a government White Paper.
08 February 2017

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Upcoming events

FREE Workshop 'Strategic Digital Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Online', London

26 April 2017 (09:00-13:00)
22 Tudor Street, London EC4Y 0AY, Perkbox Happiness Lab
Nottingham University Business School in association with expert Nottingham based digital marketing agency Impression, is delighted to bring you an opportunity to build your skills and professional knowledge in a key business area at this FREE Strategic Social Media Marketing Workshop exclusive to University of Nottingham alumni and associates.

Populism, Markets, Expertise: Social Science in an Age of Post-Truth

04 May 2017 (09:30-18:30)
University of Warwick
This conference aims to address issues of social-scientific expertise and claims for authority in the light of recent political events and the rise of populism in Europe, the US, and elsewhere.

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

Law and Social Sciences Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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