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Undergraduate Open Days 2022

24 and 25 June

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Masters Online Subject Talk

Hear from our academic staff and find out more about what you’ll study, the skills you’ll develop, and how your passion for your subject can help you further your career.

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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.

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, 2022

Top 10

in the UK for sociology and social policy

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Top 15

in the UK for sociology

QS World Rankings by Subject 2022

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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Coronavirus (covid-19)

We understand that you may have concerns about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and your plans to study with us at Leeds. It’s important to us that you have every opportunity to engage with student life at Leeds, so we’re working hard to make sure you receive the high-quality academic experience you would expect.

Please check our Coronavirus webpages for up-to-date information.

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