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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Latest news

Professor Reiner Grundmann has published a paper in Social Epistemology entitled The Rightful Place of Expertise

In this contribution, Professor Reiner Grundmannl provides some conceptual clarification and suggests a new topology of expertise.
16 January 2019

Dr Murray Goulden will be presenting his research on family life in the smart home at the conference Understanding the Social in a Digital Age

Dr Goulden's talk will present early findings from his next study – an ethnography of families encountering the smart home for the first time.
09 January 2019

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Upcoming events

The vet in the lab: Exploring the position of animal professionals in non-therapeutic roles

30 January 2019 (12:00-13:00)
A21, Trent Building, University Park
Research seminar with Vanessa Ashall (University of Nottingham).

Advanced Practitioner Workshops - Home or Care? Pathways and Outcomes for Children

13 February 2019 (13:30-16:00)
Jubilee Campus
Speaker: Professor Nina Biehal, University of York.

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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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