School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences is an environment of critical enquiry and rigorous research.

About the School

The School of Social Sciences is an environment of critical enquiry and rigorous research. Our innovative and influential research has received international recognition; changing attitudes and informing policy across areas as diverse as the conservation of primates, gendered practices in family and work lives, and Eastern European politics.

Research

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The School of Social Sciences comprises a number of collaborative research clusters supporting our doctoral students and encouraging wide participation both through our partnerships and our full programme of conferences, public events and lectures. 

Some of our research clusters are grouped together within the 3 research centres within the school.

Our courses

Our undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes will prepare you for a broad range of commercial and public sector careers, as well as providing a firm grounding for a career in academia. 

The department has particular strengths in interdisciplinary collaboration across research and creative enterprise.

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News

Pythons

09 June 2022

Research suggests illegal trade in reptile skins could be rife

Analysis of nearly a decade’s worth of research has found widespread discrepancies between the number of snake skins legally traded and properly reported and the actual number of snakes being killed, suggesting widespread illegal trading.

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