Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Autonomy and the power of hope Autonomy and the power of hope

In her new book, Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein considers social protest & change across Latin America.

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Explainer: why the Greek election is so important

Dr Theodoros Papadopoulos considers what a victory for Syriza would mean for for Greece and the rest of the world.

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Sri Lanka stunned as Rajapaksa election gamble fails to pay off

Dr Oliver Walson considers the effects of Rajapaksa’s defeat which has left many Sri Lankans shocked after nine highly controversial years.

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Research impact

We have an excellent record of impact from our research with young people, families, welfare, and poverty.

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What is Sociology?

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

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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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Postgraduate research funding opportunities available!

We invite applications for new research projects in our department. Read More

 
 

Application Deadline

12/02/15
 
 

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.

We also work closely with the Institute for Policy Research to deliver the Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice.

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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