Faculty of Social Sciences

Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact

The Faculty of Social Sciences has a reputation for world-class research and has yielded major breakthroughs in areas such as:

  • international human rights law
  • applications of geospatial technologies
  • ethical business practices
  • education practice
  • globalisation and economic policy
  • citizenship and transnational migration

Research in the faculty links into the sciences, engineering, medicine and the arts and we are active in the university's global research themes

We work with global businesses and regional enterprises to drive innovation into the marketplace and at the heart of everything we do is a commitment to meet the future research needs of society, industry and government.

Staff and students benefit from investments in range of doctoral training programmes including AHRC Midlands3Cities and NERC Envision. Find out more on our Doctoral Training Centres website.

Research fellowships

The faculty is keen to attract the highest quality applicants for independent research fellowships. View details of university funding and other funding schemes.

Rights Lab

We are home to the world's leading contemporary slavery experts and have built the world's first large-scale research platform for ending slavery. Visit the Rights Lab website.


Research and Knowledge Exchange team

The Faculty of Social Sciences has a dedicated Research and Knowledge Exchange team, which includes Senior Research Development Managers, Research Funding Managers and Senior Research Operations Officers and Impact and Knowledge Exchange Managers.

The team provide expertise and support in identifying funding opportunities, developing applications and supporting academics in project design and budget development, as well helping to develop KE and impact plans and activities.

Access the Faculty Research and Knowledge Exchange hub (staff only). There is more general information on research support on the Research and Innovation SharePoint hub. If you do not find the information you are looking for, please contact us.

Research areas on our school sites 

Our school sites contains links to our research groups, centres and institutes along with project sites. Visit our individual school sites for more information on their research.


Faculty of Social Sciences

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