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, international development and criminology

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GW4 Social Protection Research Symposium

22 Jul 2019 9.30am 8 West, 2.34, University of Bath

Register for a one day research seminar on social protection for PhD students from the four GW4 universities, SWDTP and IDS (University of Sussex).

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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