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
Research and expert commentary on COVID-19
Covid-19 is accelerating existing societal inequalities. Researchers from the Schools of Education, Law, Politics and International Studies, and Sociology and Social Policy are helping to unravel the complex societal challenges posed by the pandemic.
They are contributing to evidence-based policy and offering expert opinion, through official channels and in the public sphere.
Working across disciplines
Researchers in the Faculty of Social Sciences work through the GFEI, addressing the legal, sociological and political economy of food, tackling global challenges related to food and food production.More on The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI)
LAHRI supports researchers across the arts and humanities, creating opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinarity by supporting research projects, workshops, seminars and public events.More on Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI)
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.
Visit our school pages for more information on research degree opportunities.