Department of Social & Policy Sciences

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

Study sociology, social policy, social work and international development

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

Unearthing the voices of the mine

Man sifting for diamonds - a screen grab from the film 'Voices from the Mine' (Image credit: Roy Maconachie & Simon Wharf)

Our new feature film from Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf explores the pathway of a diamond from mine to market, and asks the question, who really benefits?


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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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