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

New ISS collaboration: STS4C - Science and Technology Studies Four-Cities Consortium

We are delighted to announce a new collaboration of ISS at the University of Nottingham, with the universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York for advancing research and building capacity in Science and Technology Studies in the region.
12 December 2018

ISS impact work highlighted by the School of Sociology and Social Policy

Work by Dr Pru Hobson-West has recently been highlighted by the School of Sociology and Social Policy as a good example of research impact.
11 December 2018

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Upcoming events

The animal research nexus: Reflections on the process, promise and pitfalls of a large collaborative project

12 December 2018 (12:00-13:00)
A02, Highfield House, University Park
Research seminar with Pru Hobson-West (University of Nottingham).

Advanced Practitioner Workshops - Defensible Decision-Making in Child Protection

16 January 2019 (13:30-16:00)
Jubilee Campus
Speaker: Dr Andrew Whittaker, London South Bank University.

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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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