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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.

Study sociology, social policy, social work, international development and criminology

Find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, funding opportunities and how you can apply.


Details about our Department's upcoming events.

Freedom to Write: Residential writing retreat

27 Jun 2024 9.00am Mad Dogs and Vintage Vans , Ross on Wye

During this retreat, you’ll receive guidance and support to improve your creative writing skills. You’ll also have time to focus on your own writing work.

Our research

Our research brings together insights and approaches from social policy, sociology, social work, international development studies and criminology.

Our Department in the media

Due to their expertise and knowledge, our staff often engage in work with the media.


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Awards and accolades

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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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