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

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

Food shortage is not the global crisis, lack of access to food is the issue - say NGOs

'Genome editing is not the answer to world poverty, because food shortage isn't the problem' says a group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) surveyed by the University of Nottingham.
20 November 2017

Call for papers: Identity, Belonging and Activism in the 21st Century

We welcome abstracts for the 10th anniversary ENQUIRE conference.
06 November 2017

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Upcoming events

Designing for dementia, (BRE project): technology to maintain evidence based activities

11 January 2018 (11:30-12:30)
Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus
Centre for Dementia Seminar Series with speaker Professor Eef Hogervorst (University of Loughborough).

The Alan Irwin Lecture: Risks, deficits and post-truths: (dis) agreement in public and academic debate

25 January 2018 (16:45-19:00)
B63 Law and Social Sciences Building (North Entrance), University Park
Professor Alan Irwin will present a talk on Risks, deficits and post-truths: (dis) agreement in public and academic debate.

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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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