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Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

The Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law comprises the Schools of Education, Sociology and Social Policy, Politics and International Studies and Law. It is one of the larger faculties in our University with over 2,000 undergraduates, over 800 taught postgraduates, and over 200 research students from over 60 countries.

We have an active research grant portfolio of around £7.25 million derived from sources including the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Commission, government departments and charities.

A key part of the Faculty’s mission is to tackle some of the important societal challenges currently facing the world through increased interdisciplinary work with Schools and Faculties across the University. The aim here is to enable greater knowledge exchange and research opportunities within and beyond the social sciences.

The Faculty places great emphasis on ensuring that current research informs the work that colleagues undertake with their students, bringing relevant, real-world issues to the lecture theatre and seminar room. The interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty’s research and student education, concerned with issues of key importance to the future of the societies in which we live, make it an exciting and stimulating place to work and study.

The Faculty encompasses: