We address contemporary issues in areas like health, education and the workplace. As well as our courses in psychology, sociology and politics, we offer joint degrees in combination with criminology, education and history.
Our courses are focused on employability, applying theoretical learning to the real world.
Our staff have teaching and research interests in a broad range of social sciences including psychology, sociology, social policy, politics and anthropology. They conduct research for local authorities and government bodies, and consultancy work for business.
Athena Swan Bronze Award
The Athena SWAN is a national scheme which recognises a commitment to supporting and advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM). Athena SWAN awards celebrate gender equality best practice in areas such as recruitment, retention, career progression and work environment. In being given a Bronze Award the Psychology subject group was particularly commended on its Pathways Mentoring scheme and its sabbatical opportunities which are open to all permanent members of staff. We were also commended for the support given to staff taking maternity and adoption leave as well as there being clear evidence of wide ranging activities to support female staff progression in the Department.