The School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) delivers education and research that will enable you to advance your career in an environment that fosters ambition, progress, innovation and leadership. We have a reputation for producing high quality, socially relevant research of practical use. For example, in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) NTU's psychology research and social work and social policy research were all highly ranked.
Our research output from the School is spread across four main areas. They are:
Our research strategy is to continue to develop and sustain capacity and capability across these areas and the School as a whole, growing research income, the number of research active staff, clusters and cross School groups and the postgraduate research student population.
The School of Social Sciences offers two professional doctorate degrees:
Undertaking an MPhil or PhD
Work on a unique project in a field of your own choice.
We have a strong PhD community in Psychology and growing community in other areas of social sciences. We also positively encourage interdisciplinary research.
Psychology at NTU has an established international research reputation and is one of the top risers in the REF 2014 research rankings. The 2014 Assessment also showed:
The assessment showed that for social work and social policy (U0A22) a large proportion of the research outputs submitted were judged to be of a quality that is recognised nationally or internationally. The Assessment also highlighted that an impressive 60% of the research submitted was either internationally excellent or world leading.
The School of Social Sciences also contributed to the Education Unit of Assessment submissions in which a large proportion of the research outputs submitted were judged to be of a quality that is recognised nationally or internationally.
Find out about the School of Social Sciences and NTU's recent 2014 Research Excellence Framework results.