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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.
Choose from a range of high-quality postgraduate courses that build on our renowned research activities.
Watch a video introduction to our new 2 year part-time course in Public Policy.
Dr Jason Hart introduces this 2 year part-time, blended-learning course in Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development.
There are lots of reasons to study social sciences at Bath. Here's our top 5.
Our webinars give you the opportunity to find out more about our courses and to ask questions to teaching and admissions staff.
Our research contributes to policy and practice. We are focussed on new and emerging challenges of the contemporary world.
Professor Yvonne Jewkes writes about the significant impact of morally imposing prison architecture on prisoners' mental health.
Dr Kate Woodthorpe writes for The Independent in response to a report about increasing funeral poverty in the UK.
A manifesto for change written by Bath academic Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein is inspiring a new generation around the world to think differently about politics.
Emma Carmel, from our Department of Social & Policy Sciences, writes about the government's plans for the UK's immigration system.
Join us for a lunchtime seminar which brings to the fore the struggles for alternative forms of social reproduction of life in a wrecked world.
Join us for an opportunity to hear more about the current research work within the IPR.
This seminar draws on recent research on recruitment and retention in social care and social work to highlight the multiple factors that impact upon it.
In this interview, photographer Leah shares her interests, who has inspired her, and what she’s working on ahead of Bath's annual arts scholarship showcase.
University of Bath’s first India Winter School, run by the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, took place at Lady Shri Ram College on 14-21 December 2018.
A new three-year ESRC study, starting today, from Criminology Professor Yvonne Jewkes will focus on the most recently-opened prison, HMP Berwyn in North Wales.
The annual report from the CMO draws on work from Professor Harry Rutter focusing on the commercial and environmental drivers of ill health.
This distinguished academic from the University of Notre Dame will be resident in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences from January 2019 until May 2019.
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, our research staff ran a series of events to showcase their innovative work around current social issues.