With its long and distinguished history, our School is now one of the largest social science communities in Europe. We work across many specialist areas and draw on a variety of intellectual traditions, ensuring that our research is broad and diverse in its scope.
An impressive 94% of our researchers submitted to the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) with 99% of that research rated as ‘international quality’.
The value we place on academic rigour and innovative ideas allows us to make a real impact on society. Within the School are trusted consultants and advisers to a wide variety of government departments and professional organisations. Thanks to this network, our academics are able to inform national and international policies and practices.
Many of our projects attract large research grants from funding bodies such as the ESRC, the British Academy, Arts and Humanities Research Council, European Commission, Anglo-German Foundation, NATO, Equal Opportunities Commission, National Probation Service and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.