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.


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Latest news

Call for studentships: Midlands Graduate School

The call is now live for ESRC-funded postgraduate scholarship applications in the Social Sciences
14 September 2018

Staff Funding Opportunity: Joint and Collaborative Awards

Deadline 19th November 2018.
11 September 2018

Many congratulations to our summer 2018 graduates

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

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Upcoming events

Sociology and Social Policy postgraduate open day

31 October 2018 (15:00-18:00)
B63 and The Atrium, Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park
Come along to our Postgraduate Open Day to listen to talks by academic staff and current postgraduate research students.

ESRC Open Day - October 2019 Applicants

07 November 2018 (13:00-16:00)
University of Nottingham Park Campus
Open day for those interested in applying for ESRC-funded postgraduate study in the Social Sciences.

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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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