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.
Blog: Dr Sarah Moore discusses digital-era government, ongoing court closures, and the potential impact of 'virtual courts' on citizens and public services.
A new study challenges the misconception that rising population growth in Africa is caused solely by inadequate family planning.
Blog: Dr Susan Johnson discusses the benefits and challenges of running Citizens’ Assemblies for local responses to the climate emergency.
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).
The award-winning ‘Voices from the Mine’ from Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf was showcased to policymakers at the UN HQ last week.
Researchers at the University will play a key role in UK public health, tackling the rise in conditions such as heart disease and poor mental health.
The GCRF project, led by Dr Louise Brown, focuses on how social work interventions from the UK could translate to low and middle income countries.
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.