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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Working across art and science

Philip Moriarty (Physics) and Brigitte Nerlich (ISS) were recently interviewed by Jessica Thomas, the Editor of Physics.
19 February 2019

Abstract accepted for EurSafe Congress 2019: Sustainable governance and management of food systems

Following her attendance at EurSafe 2018 in Vienna, Renelle McGlacken is looking forward to presenting again in this year's host city of Tampere, Finland.
13 February 2019

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Upcoming events

Music Care Training - Level 1

13 (09:00) - 14 March 2019 (17:00)
Jubilee Campus
The Fundamentals of Music Care: Theory and Context. Part of our Continuing Professional Development programme.

Introduction to Multilevel Models for Social Scientists (Doctoral Seminar)

13 March 2019 (10:00-16:00)
Hallward Library, University Park
PhD and ECR one-day workshop, looking at multilevel models, including variance components models, varying intercept models, varying slope models, and three-level models.

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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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