Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Beyond the ceasefire: securing safety for Palestinian children

Dr Jason Hart discusses the devastation of life and worsening situation for Palestinian children.

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Meeting with the Pope to discuss 'Global Common Good'

Pope Francis convened the event where a select group of international experts discussed how societies can create more inclusive economies.

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What is Social Policy?

Find out more about the benefits of studying a degree in social policy.

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Natalie Booth (BSc Sociology)

“Personally, what ultimately attracted me to study at Bath was the opportunity to take a placement year. For me, the placement experience is unique, exciting and an extremely challenging year.”

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Research student insight

Tim is conducting a research project that investigates children's experiences of schooling in Rwanda.

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Queen's Anniversary Prize

Our department was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our ‘Influential research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people’.

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Undergraduate study

Social Work

Dr Louise Brown and current students discuss the BSc Social Work and Applied Social Studies programme.

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Our students

Rosie Fisher

I have been able to pursue my interest in development issues which is an element of freedom I see as vital to my degree.

- Rosie Fisher (BSc Sociology and Social Policy)

Postgraduate study

Studying an MRes

Dr Sean Cumming and current students Jolanthe de Koning and Benjamin Bowman discuss the MRes programme.

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Research degrees

Research degrees

We have opportunities for students interested in undertaking a research degree.

Our Departmental research is focused on the disciplines of social policy, sociology, social work and international development.

Researching a PhD

Research student Juan Pablo Ferrero talks about his PhD in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences.

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Research student insights

Jana Kralova

Jana is conducting research into social death alongside staff from the Centre for Death & Society.

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Research

Research

Our world-leading research has influenced policy and practice at both national and international levels. Our research themes are:

Research blog

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View our blog about research, activities and impact in the department.

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Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences