View the undergraduate courses that are available in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences.
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.
View the schedule of seminars taking place in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences (SPS).
Drug companies spent over £7.5m on joint working in 2016-17, but 1 in 5 NHS trusts are keeping details secret according to new research from Bath academics.
Watch a video recording of our recent Institute for Policy Research and Centre for Development Studies event examining the question: Where next for UK aid?
Professor Yvonne Jewkes writes about the significant impact of morally imposing prison architecture on prisoners' mental health.
Attend this informal event to introduce your research to a joint forum of SPS and POLIS staff and PGR students.
Dr Jennifer Golan, Lecturer in Development Economics, talks about child labour differences between children in monogamous and polygamous households in Nigeria.
PhD candidate Fran Johnson presents findings from her fieldwork concerning the experiences of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in England.
SPS graduate Maddie Collin's dissertation cited in expert ALS News Today article warning about the consequences of Brexit for rare disease patients in the UK.
Professor Joe Devine, Head of the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, is one of 73 social scientists to become Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Professor James Copestake is one of the authors of a newly published book about an innovative approach to social impact evaluation.
An in-house University film documenting the journey of artisanal diamonds from mine to market, has been nominated for the 2019 Learning on Screen Awards.
Amy Dodd from Development Initiatives and Richard Darlington for Well Told Story were both keynote speakers at a recent IPR - CDS event.
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.