Institute of Education


Social Science

World-leading research and teaching to inform policy on education, health, labour markets, human development and child/adult wellbeing.

Head of Department: Professor David Voas

The Department of Social Science (DSS) makes up one of the largest multi-disciplinary social science research and teaching centres in London. Our staff includes psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and economists. There are specialist, research-active staff able to supervise postgraduate research.

We are home to five renowned centres:

• Centre for Longitudinal Studies
• Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources
• Quantitative Social Science
• Social Science Research Unit
• Thomas Coram Research Unit

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Forthcoming events

The Evolution of Intrinsic Motivation

This paper discusses how models of cultural evolution can be applied to thinking about how workplace motivation evolves.

Starts: Oct 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

TCRU Research Seminar

Professionals' views of children's participation in medicines research and development: a UK based qualitative study

Starts: Oct 18, 2016 1:00:00 PM