Inaugural lectures

Professorial inaugural lectures

Two School Professors, Julie Selwyn and Russ Jago, have recently given their inaugural lectures. Follow the link to hear them.


Top rated research and studying

The School delivers highly-rated research, undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes, professional training and seminars in social policy, public policy and social work.


Meet the team

Our multidisciplinary team of policy experts come from a wide variety of backgrounds in social policy research, social work, sociology, history, human geography, economics, psychology and nutrition and health sciences based within specialist research centres.


What is social policy or public policy?

Social policy has a major impact on your life whether you are aware of it or not. Its effects can be seen in all aspects of our lives such as housing, health care, family policy, social and criminal justice, child welfare and social care. Watch our film.


The RAE 2008 findings placed the School for Policy Studies fourth in the UK for the quality of its research.


BSc (Hons) Social Policy is top of The Guardian's 2014 University Guide league table, and has been consistently since 2007. Investigate this and all the undergraduate and postgraduate courses we offer.


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