Faculty of Social Sciences - Research and Expertise
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.
Discover the research in our schools
Leeds Social Science Institute
The faculty is home to the cross-faculty Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI), that works to support and enhance the social sciences at Leeds. It fosters interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, promotes relations with external partners in the public, private and third sectors and builds capacity through the provision of training and skills development for the next generation of research leaders.
The Graduate School
The Graduate School supports the four schools in the Faculty to 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 research degree opportunities. Follow the link below to discover the latest news from the Graduate School.
Each school also provides excellent postgraduate research supervision within specialist areas. Postgraduate researchers are supported throughout their research degree, including with their professional and personal development.