Organisation profile

Our mission as a Faculty of Social Sciences is to make a difference, through:

Providing high quality learning and teaching, and postgraduate training, aimed at developing critical reasoning skills and employability;

  • Generating research and scholarship across disciplines that not only contributes to the development of the disciplines themselves, but also produces socially useful new knowledge; and
  • Putting enterprise and engagement, locally and globally, at the heart of our mission.


Our Faculty is home to seven Schools of Study, all of which are at the forefront of teaching and research in a range of social science and professional subjects. Furthermore, our faculty is made up of many branches of knowledge.

We provide a vibrant and stimulating environment for social sciences research for both academic colleagues and postgraduate research students.

Our internationally important research involves the study of society and the manner in which people behave and impact on the world around us.

Our ambition is to develop our environment where we proactively seek opportunities for our research to make a real difference to individuals, communities, policy makers and companies, both in the UK and internationally.

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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