Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Social & Policy Sciences is one of the leading centres for social sciences in the UK. We have an excellent reputation for cutting edge research and innovative teaching.

We have been ranked exceptionally in the following league tables:

Our staff and students are involved in the study of the major challenges that we face as a society:

  • poverty
  • inequality
  • disadvantage
  • work and worklessness
  • violence
  • the welfare state
  • community cohesion
  • family life and parenting
  • health, illness and death.

Our achievements have been recognised most recently by the award of the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011.

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poverty Social Sciences
death Social Sciences
welfare Social Sciences
Sierra Leone Social Sciences
economics Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
Bangladesh Social Sciences

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Projects 1993 2025

Partiicpatory film and conservation in Cambodia

Manning, P.



Project: Research council

WorkFREE ERC Starting Grant Transfer In

Howard, N.


Project: EU Commission

Research Output 1978 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)
64 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Disabled Persons

Canada’s non-diplomacy puts Canadians at risk in an unstable Middle East

Wildeman, J., 12 Jan 2020, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Diagnostik in der Drogensuchtbehandlung im Vereinigten Königreich Grossbritannien und Nordirland: Ein Überblick

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostic Tools in Substance Misuse Treatment in the United Kingdom: A ReviewKlein, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Soziale Diagnose in der Suchthilfe – erprobte Tools für die Praxis Sozialer Arbeit . Hansjürgens, R. & Schulte-Derne, F. (eds.). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Student theses

A critical review of graduate employability skills : lessons from the Maltese experience

Author: Thake, A. M., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Cressey, P. (Supervisor) & Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


A Juku Childhood: Children’s experiences in Juku attendance and its relation to their well-being in Japan

Author: Ozaki, M., 30 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Ridge, T. (Supervisor) & Harkness, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD