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The School of Social & Political Science provides an intellectually vibrant teaching and research environment, boasting an international community of more than 200 world-class academic staff and 700 postgraduate students.
The School was established to promote a culture of interdisciplinary research and collaboration across various subject areas, research groups and centres. These include the subject areas politics and international relations, social anthropology, social policy, social work, sociology and science, technology and innovation studies; the Centres of Canadian Studies, African Studies and South Asian Studies; and an array of specialist institutes and centres for the study of governance, public policy, global development, the EU, families and relationships, criminal justice, social work and innovation in genomics.
The School is one of Europe’s leading lights for research in the social sciences. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 77% of our research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent and all of our assessed research units were ranked in the top eight in the UK. Our research has recently attracted large grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, EU Framework Programmes and the Leverhulme Trust, among others.
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This programme is the postgraduate qualification for qualified social workers wishing to practise as mental health officers (MHOs). Read more
The challenge of how seven billion can live well on one planet can only be understood and tackled effectively by taking multiple perspectives and drawing on a range of disciplines. Read more
This is a part-time, online programme taking a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the issues around international development and developing your capacity to address them. Read more
This programme explores the issues that shape population health and build the knowledge and skills necessary to address them. Over the course of the last decade global health has received dramatically increased attention, both as an emergent academic discipline and in terms of heightened policy salience. Read more
Developed in response to the enormous political challenges facing our changing societies, this programme offers an advanced understanding of the contemporary world, drawing on insights from International Relations as well as European Studies, Comparative Politics and Regional Studies. Read more
This programme engages critically with international development thinking and practice, and more broadly with processes of social, political and economic transformation throughout the global south. Read more
The MSc in International Development programme offers students an unparalleled opportunity to deepen their understanding and engagement with the most pressing challenges confronting people, communities and institutions in the Global South. Read more