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Disability Studies, Rights and Inclusion MSc

Make a difference in the field of disability rights and social justice with this ground-breaking new online Masters degree in Disability Studies, Rights and Inclusion.

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Decolonial Thought and Social Theory MSc

Gain insight into the social change affecting our societies and become equipped to consider decoloniality with a critical lens through our new Masters degree in Decolonial Thought and Social Theory.

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BA Social Science Foundation Year Open Day

Join our on campus event to learn more about the BA Social Science extended degree programme and meet staff and students from the programme.

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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.

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 15

in the UK for social policy and administration

The Complete University Guide, 2023

Top 20

in the UK for sociology and social policy

The Guardian University League Tables 2023

Top 15

in the UK for sociology

QS World Rankings by Subject 2023

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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Upcoming events

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03 Jun

Open day: BA Social Science foundation degree

12.21/25 Social Sciences Building | 10:00 - 13:00

07 Jun

Making Connections: Networking Event for Research Staff

Nexus Discovery Way, Leeds, LS2 3AA | 10:00 - 11:30

13 Jun

African Apocalypse: A film symposium and lecture series by director Rob Lemkin

Clothworkers North Building LT (Cinema) (2.31) | 09:00 - 18:00

23 Jun