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.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

child Social Sciences
Great Britain Social Sciences
poverty Social Sciences
people Social Sciences
research Social Sciences
practice Social Sciences
development Social Sciences
family Social Sciences

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Projects 1993 2022

Research Output 1978 2018


Arnold, J. C. & Walter, J. 2018 The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying. Christopher, M. (ed.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 352-361 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Childhood (re)materialized: bringing political-economy into the field

Hart, J. & Boyden, J. 2018 Reimagining Childhood Studies . Spyrou, S., Rosen, R. & Cook, D. (eds.). Bloomsbury Publishing

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

economic situation