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

    Religion and Development

    Deneulin, S., 2022, Elgar Encyclopedia of Development. Clarke, M. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    A disconnected policy network: The UK's response to the Sierra Leone Ebola epidemic

    Georgalakis, J., 30 Apr 2020, In : Social Science and Medicine. 250, 112851.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Adolescent alcohol use

    Klein, M., 3 Jul 2020, Essays in Developmental Psychology. Summers, R., Golden, C. J., Lashley, L. & Ailes, E. (eds.).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

    Open Access


    Data for 'Toward healthy housing for the displaced'

    Albadra, D. (Creator), Coley, D. (Creator) & Hart, J. (Creator), University of Bath, 11 Jan 2018


    Impact assessment in complex contexts of rural livelihood transformations in Africa. Part 1- Longitudinal household income data

    Copestake, J. (Creator), Allan, C. (Other), Thomas, E. (Other), Wolf, E. (Other) & Petty, C. (Rights Holder), UK Data Service, 4 Feb 2016


    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