Faculty of Social Sciences
This Faculty brings together experts in education, sociology and social policy, politics, international relations, international development, law and criminology to deliver teaching and research through the following schools.
We offer high quality undergraduate, masters and research degrees, which is reflected in the University receiving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible.
Welcome from the Dean
With the support of our dedicated and highly-reputed staff, we can help you to achieve your full potential. We know that you will enjoy your time at Leeds and look forward to working with you.
The Faculty's research in the social sciences is internationally rated. We host major research and interdisciplinary centres. Our students and staff also benefit from excellent links with key international organisations and institutions.
Our wide range of research-informed courses encompass undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research degree programmes, as well as online and professional development courses.
Research and expertise
A key part of the Faculty’s mission is to tackle some of the important societal challenges currently facing the world through interdisciplinary work, enabling greater knowledge exchange and research opportunities within and beyond the social sciences.
The faculty is home to the cross-faculty Leeds Social Sciences Institute, which has an important role in driving forward the research and innovation agenda in this area.
The Graduate School
All postgraduate researchers in the faculty are also members of the Social Sciences Graduate School, which brings together a socially, culturally and intellectually diverse community of doctoral researchers.
The Graduate School provide an excellent experience for postgraduate researchers in an interdisciplinary research environment. We work closely with staff in schools, to discuss and implement policies and initiatives in support of PhD researchers in the Faculty. Click on a school above to find more information on research degree opportunities. Follow the link below for the latest news from the Graduate School.