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Postgraduate Virtual Open Days

30 November - 5 December

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BA Social Science online information session

If you don't have the standard entry requirements (perhaps you’re a mature student or missed out on education) and are considering the BA Social Science foundation year, join our online event to find out more about the programme.

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Talk to an international student

Link to Leeds gives international students the opportunity to talk directly to some of our current international students.

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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. 

Coronavirus (covid-19)

The health and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors are our priority. We know that many people are understandably anxious about the current coronavirus outbreak, and we are taking further measures to address your concerns, to protect your health and wellbeing, and to ensure that learning can continue. Please visit our coronavirus website for the latest updates and information. If you're an applicant or offer holder please visit our coronavirus information FAQs tailored to you.

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.

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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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 10

in the UK for social policy

The Complete University Guide, 2021

Top 10

in the UK for sociology

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

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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