Our undergraduate degrees are ranked the best in the country

The Guardian’s 2018 league tables have recognised both BSc Childhood Studies and BSc Social Policy, as top of their individual subject tables.

Understanding Society: A Pathway to Further Study

Understanding Society is a new short course for 2017. It's interactive content covers a wide range of topics, for students interested in making sense of the society that we live in.

Research excellence

The REF 2014 findings placed the School for Policy Studies in the top ten UK institutions for the quality of its research.

Research impact

Discover how our research impacts on society at a local, national and international level.

Read our research impact stories.

The units are really interesting, the lecturers know how to engage us. Producing essays is developing my writing skills and my critical thinking which will help me with my plans to pursue a career in media and journalism.

Aya, Third year, BSc Social Policy and Politics


The School for Policy Studies publishes two academic journals. A number of prominent journals are also currently being edited by academics in the school.

360° virtual tour

Explore the School for Policy Studies with our 360° virtual tour.