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 you 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.


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Book on Nanotech and the Humanities with a foreword by Brigitte Nehrlich

Chris Toumey and Brigitte Nehrlich have collaborated for a long time. So, when Chris wrote a book on nanotechnology and the humanities he asked her to write a foreword.
19 March 2019

Murray Goulden will be presenting at the conference "Living in the Internet of Things"

The title of his talk is "Honey, We Need to Talk about Interpersonal Data: How Privacy isn't just Personal in the Smart Home."
13 March 2019

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Upcoming events

STS4C mobile seminar: Living with machines: AI, robots and IoT in everyday life

26 March 2019 (12:00-16:00)
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, University of Sheffield
This is the first the first STS 4 Cities Consortium (Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, York) mobile seminar in our 'More than human?' series of events.

Introduction to Missing Data Analysis for Social Scientists (Doctoral Seminar)

27 March 2019 (10:00-16:00)
Hallward Library, Park Campus
Understand the underlying mechanisms of missing data and how these can impact on statistical inference.

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

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

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