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

3rd for social work and
5th for social policy in the UK

The Complete University Guide 2019

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Latest news

Many congratulations to our summer 2018 graduates

See who's graduating from the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre this summer.
10 July 2018

Three MA scholarships available for 2018 entry

The School of Sociology and Social Policy is pleased to announce three MA funding opportunities for 2018 entry.
04 May 2018

Joint and Collaborative Awards 2018 entry

*Now Closed*
01 February 2018

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Upcoming events

Silva Lining's Care Plan

21 September 2018 (00:00)
Nottingham Contemporary
Silva Lining's Care Plan shines a light on the experiences of paid carers for persons with dementia. Expect laughter, tears, mischief, music, lyricism… and food for thought.

Music Care Training - Level 2

10 (09:00) - 11 October 2018 (17:00)
Jubilee Campus
Part two of a three-level training programme that prepares caregivers to use music in their care practice, with increased confidence and improved theoretical understanding.

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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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