Faculty of Social Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the largest and most diverse in Europe, with seven different schools with teaching and research varying across a wide range of topics, theories and methods of analysis.

Social sciences at Nottingham have a long history dating back to 1798, and since then they have grown in depth and breadth to include a wide range of subject areas and academic disciplines.

The faculty offers almost 50 undergraduate courses and more than 100 postgraduate courses, and is home to the Q-Step Programme in Quantitative Analysis and an ESRC Doctoral Training Centre and Doctoral Training Programme as part of the Midlands Graduate School Consortium.

Find out more about the Faculty of Social Sciences at Nottingham.

The University of Nottingham is ranked in the top 100 worldwide for social sciences in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

Latest news

Nottingham students publish report on migration law

Nottingham students have published a report on migration law, in collaboration with the Council of Europe.
15 March 2018

Professor John Jackson presents on 'JudiciaI Independence and Countering Terrorism'

On 9 March 2018, Professor John Jackson gave a presentation on 'JudiciaI Independence and Countering Terrorism' at a conference held at the British Academy in London.
12 March 2018

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19th Annual Student Human Rights Conference 2017: Human Rights in a Digitalised World

17 March 2018 (10:00-17:30)
Highfield House, University Park
The aim of this conference is to further explore the implications of digitalisation on national and international law and its possible future developments.

School Brown Bag: Martina Magli

19 March 2018 (13:00-14:00)
A01 Highfield House
The effects of services offshoring at home. An aggregate and quantile analysis across sectors and local labour markets (A01, Highfield House)

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Faculty of Social Sciences

University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 2356