Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world

Our Research

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research has a strong research culture and is internationally respected for world class social science research.

Our School was ranked 2nd for research power, 3rd for research intensity and 5th for both research impact and research quality (GPA) in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF).


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Research clusters

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Our research clusters facilitate the sharing of excellence and support multidisciplinary research activity. Read more .......


Research centres

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The School's research centres bring an interdisciplinary and diverse approach to the study of the social world. Read more ......

Funded research

Funded research

We attract a substantial amount of external funding for our excellent research

Postgraduate research

Postgraduate study

Current research and future opportunities

Staff profiles

Staff profiles

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SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cornwallis North East, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

Last Updated: 07/09/2017