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Social Science and Social Policy

Social science and social policy are used by governments, NGOs and social movements in their efforts to address social problems, develop human potential and help people lead fulfilling lives. We conduct world-leading multidisciplinary research and both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching specialising in applying quantitative methods to data to inform policy on education, health, labour markets, human development and child/adult wellbeing. Access to internationally prominent guest speakers gives insight into policy as it is formed. Several programmes incorporate study visits to key policy-forming agencies and institutes.