Institute of Education


Social Science

The Department of Social Science (DSS) makes up one of the largest multi-disciplinary social science research and teaching centres in the UK. With over 160 academic, research and professional staff, we develop world-leading research and teaching to inform policy on education, health, labour markets, human development and child/adult wellbeing.


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Research is a major focus of the department with an annual research income of over £15 million. Our research work is organised within seven renowned centres.


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We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes specialising in a range of social and social policy issues and social research methods.


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Our staff includes psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and economists. We have specialist, research-active staff able to supervise postgraduate research.

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