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

Wellcome Trust funded scholars focus on Public Engagement

In November 2018, a team from ISS travelled to Bristol for two days of training and debate on public engagement.
17 December 2018

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

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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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