79% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent

Source: Research Excellence Framework 2014


We're committed to understanding our global society, protecting the vulnerable and improving people's lives around the world.

£10,000 postgraduate scholarships available

We have over 100 scholarships available to fund talented new postgraduate students in 2018. Don't miss out. Find out if you're eligible for a scholarship worth £10,000. Government loans of over £10,000 are also available.

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PhD studentship opportunities available

We have a number of funded PhD studentship opportunities available in the Department of Sociological Studies.

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Helen Kennedy joins world leading digital experts at Facebook HQ for social research 'un-conference'

Professor Helen Kennedy was recently one of a small number of digital experts from around the world to be hand-picked to attend an exclusive social research event at Facebook’s headquarters in California, USA.

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Study with us

Our innovative, research-led approach to learning has been recognised with numerous awards for our staff.

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Our research

From protecting children to empowering an ageing population, our work is driving global policy.

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Working together

Our collaborations are making a difference around the world. We're leading the UK's first multi-disciplinary ageing research programme, the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA).

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