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

Research Output 1978 2020

A comment on the state of research into women’s empowerment and family planning

Channon, M., 16 May 2019, In : Population Horizons. 15, 2, 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access

A critical theory of hope: critical affirmations beyond fear

Dinerstein, A. C., 28 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) Open Marxism against a closing world: Open Marxism 4. DINERSTEIN, A. C., GARCIA VELA, ALFONSO., GONZALEZ, EDITH. & HOLLOWAY, JOHN. (eds.). London - New York: Pluto Press, Vol. 4.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Alternative access schemes for pharmaceuticals in Europe: Towards an emerging typology

Löblová, O., Csanádi, M., Ozierański, P., Kaló, Z., King, L. & McKee, M., 20 May 2019, In : Health Policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

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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

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