School of Sociology and Social Policy

Postgraduate open day

Join us on Friday 8 February 2019 and find out more about studying for a Masters or research degree.

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Research with impact

We work with a range of local, national and international organisations to translate our research into policy and practice

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School of Sociology and Social Policy

The School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) is a community where through our teaching, research and public engagement, we try to make a difference to society. 

Studying with us

We're living in times of dramatic social, political and economic change, nationally, internationally and globally. Studying a social science degree couldn't be more exciting or timely.

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As an undergraduate, you’ll be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of society and social inequalities and how to affect change.

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You’ll be joining a community of some of the brightest and most ambitious graduate students from all over the world. You'll benefit from research-led teaching from the people who are recognised as experts in their field.

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Student studying a research degree

By studying for a research degree within the School of Sociology and Social Policy, you will become a key member of this academic research community, experiencing a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment.

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Our reputation

Top 5

in the UK for social policy

The Guardian University League Tables, 2019

3rd

for student experience

Times Higher Education Survey, 2018

13th

in the UK for the impact of research

Research Excellence Framework, 2014

Our academic team is formed by a diverse group of experts who are dedicated to having a positive impact on society through their research and teaching.

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Our research informs policy and practice. Find out about the current research projects taking place within the School.

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16 Jan
08 Feb

Postgraduate open day

University of Leeds | 10:00 - 15:00