Welcome to the School of Social & Political Sciences
The School of Social & Political Sciences aims to combine high quality teaching and learning with high quality research. We provide a friendly and supportive environment and a great deal of our work bears the characteristic hallmark of co-operation and interdisciplinarity. This bears fruit within our distinctive curriculum and also in our collaborative research, as we view the two as intricately connected. We align ourselves closely with the University’s ‘student as producer’ agenda and there is an active mentoring and placement programme running alongside many of our courses.
Staff in the School have extensive experience of designing, managing and delivering high quality, vocationally relevant courses. It is our aim to provide students with good employment prospects and to equip them to become lifelong learners.
The School has links with higher education providers in a variety of countries and, for some programmes, it is possible to study abroad for a period. In addition, we attract a variety of external visitors each year, both from the UK and overseas. We also organise annual trips abroad for students, e.g. to the United Nations, and we encourage an active alumni association of Social Science Students.
The School is home to the Policy Studies Research Centre, which offers significant ongoing research programmes and a vibrant seminar series. The School has provided the foundation for a number of national and international conferences.
We look forward to meeting you, and very much hope that you choose to study with us.
Dr Jacqui Briggs, Head of School.