Open Evenings

Potential PhD students are invited to discuss the programmes with our programme directors. There is also an Open Evening (hosted with the Graduate School for Education) to offer applicants the opportunity to discuss the Doctor of Educational Psychology programme. To book a place, email Emma Western through the link below:

LiveChat with MSc programme directors

LiveChat with MSc Programme Directors

New LiveChat dates are now available to ask Programme Directors for MSc Public Policy, MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health, MSc Social Work, MSc Social Work Research and MSc Policy Research your questions.

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Biggest ever impact factor increase

The journal Policy and Politics is now 13th out of 46 journals worldwide in terms of impact. See more and a new film from the 2014 conference in Bristol by clicking below

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Top of the table!

BSc Social Policy has been placed first in the Guardian 2015 subject tables, released today, for the eighth consecutive year. BSc Childhood Studies was ranked as the fourth best in the country in the Social Work table.


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.