Department of Social & Policy Sciences

One of the UK's leading centres for social sciences, we offer degrees in sociology, social policy, social work, international development and criminology.

Study sociology, social policy, social work and international development

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Portrait of Abhishek Jain

In a single year, Abhishek managed to become a Commonwealth Scholar, take up leadership roles at the University and meet the Queen.


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Our research brings together insights and approaches from social policy, sociology, social work and international development studies.



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Find out what happens to our digital identities after we die. This Dante or Die Theatre event takes place at 6pm on 16 October 2018 in the Arts Cafe.

About the Department of Social & Policy Sciences

With a reputation for cutting-edge research and innovative teaching, we focus on international development, social policy and death studies, and offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in sociology, social policy and international development.

Academic staff provide learning experiences including tutorials, debates, seminars, guided reading, online discussion groups, placements and lectures.


3 East University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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