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

1st for social work and
5th for social policy in the UK

The Complete University Guide 2018

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Latest news

Joint and Collaborative Awards 2018 entry

Studentships with industrial partners or jointly supervised with another university in the partnership
01 February 2018

Spring Semester 2018: Language Centre module enrolment

Students can diversify their degree course by choosing a language module for credits with the Language Centre.
09 January 2018

Professor John Holmwood to appear on Radio 4

Professor John Holmwood will be appearing on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed on Wednesday 13 December.
24 November 2017

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Upcoming events

The Implications of Lacanian Theory for Understanding Authenticity in Tourism

23 March 2018 (16:30-17:30)
A40 Clive Granger
Travel Cultures Network and Development Studies Association - Tourism Study Group, 2017-2018 seminar series: The Implications of Lacanian Theory for Understanding Authenticity in Tourism

Educating the health and social care workforce in dementia care

12 April 2018 (11:30-12:30)
A08, Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus
Centre for Dementia Seminar Series with speaker Dr Fiona McCandless-Sugg, Specialist Dementia Nurse, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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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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