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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    Research Output

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    68 Downloads (Pure)

    An analysis of the stock market reaction to the announcements of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy

    Law, C., Cornelsen, L., Adams, J., Penney, T., Rutter, H., White, M. & Smith, R., 17 Feb 2020, In : Economics & Human Biology. 100834.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    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

    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