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. The ESRC Impact Acceleration Account funding allocation to the University provides enhanced opportunities for research impact across the faculty.
Staff and students benefit from investments in range of doctoral training programmes including the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, AHRC Midlands3Cities, NERC Envision, EPSRC Horizon My Life in Data, and Leverhulme Mathematics for a Sustainable Society. Find out more on our Doctoral Training Centres website. The Centre for Advanced Studies provides dedicated research support for the Arts and Social Sciences faculties.
Across the faculty our staff undertake a wide range of research projects. Visit our featured projects page to view just a small selection of research projects from across our schools.
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 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.