We’re transforming the social science research environment by developing world-class training in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

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The greatest F1 driver of all time has been revealed by Andy Bell's quantitative research and that analyses peformance data on all factors other than car.

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Interested in studying a combination of Geography, Politics and Journalism? Or Sociology, Criminology or Town & Regional Planning? Find out more about our interdisciplinary degrees.

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Research: Do windfarms affect houseprices?

Why do wind farms drag down house prices in some places but not others? Professor Gwilym Pryce from the SMI looks at Scotland, with surprising results.

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Our two flexible undergraduate courses can be tailored to match your interests and will give you the skills that employers are demanding.

BA in Quantitative Social Sciences> BA/BSc in Applied Social Sciences > MA in Social Research >


Our research is helping address the big challenges facing society. Explore our key research themes and our strategic priorities, keep up-to-date with our latest news and find out about our events.

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We’re working with policy makers to help make meaningful changes to society through our research. We want to work with you to develop research projects, work with our students or learn with us.

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