Faculty of Social Sciences


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:

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.

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 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

University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 2356