Our undergraduate degrees are ranked the best in the country

The Guardian’s 2018 league tables published last week saw both BSc Childhood Studies (classified as Social Work in the rankings) and BSc Social Policy top their individual subject tables.

BSc Criminology

An exciting new course for 2017/18, our BSc Criminology offers students the opportunity to study crime and related social harms within the broader framework of policy studies.

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.

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