About the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law delivers high-quality education to around 3,000 postgraduates who join our vibrant and international community each year.

Programmes in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Find out more about our postgraduate programmes, including application deadlines, fees and modes of study.

Taught programmes Research programmes


Our staff are internationally-recognised for their research expertise. You’ll learn from academics who work at the forefront of their fields and apply their skills and knowledge to tackle real-world problems.

Professional development

The Faculty suits those who want to pursue a career in research or develop the skills employers from a range of sectors are looking for. Specialist taught programmes provide a strong grounding in research methodologies and critical thinking. Vocational programmes provide continuous professional development in education, management, law and social work.


We are home to specialised libraries for law and education and a newly refurbished social sciences library. Postgraduates have access to excellent learning facilities and a lively cafe in the social science complex. Our Graduate Research Centre provides additional quiet study space for all postgraduates, with state-of-the-art workstations and social spaces.


The faculty attracts a wide range of funding from research councils, charities and government. Our researchers are working at the heart of issues that surround social concerns, advancing social innovation and delivering evidence for policymakers.

Research from the faculty is published in internationally renowned journals and by prestigious academic publishers. The faculty offers excellent support for research-related activities, and actively cultivates an interdisciplinary ethos. This creates a vibrant, supportive and interdisciplinary environment in the faculty, helping postgraduate students enhance their learning and research experience.