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Social Sciences

We are the mind, heart, and hands of society. We are a dedicated family of students, teachers, researchers and change-makers.

We are the School of Social Sciences.

Welcoming thousands of new students each year, we transform lives by doing the right things — inside of our lecture theatres, and across our communities. We combine a compassionate, inclusive approach to university-level study with game-changing research that is powerful, bold, and applied throughout professional practice. We are decisive, but nuanced; confident, but thoughtful. We are meticulous and methodical. Where meaningful support is needed, we provide it — and when tough, informed decisions are required, we make them.

Our course accreditations

Professional and short courses

You may also be interested in our suite of professional and short courses that offer the chance to develop your personal and practitioner skills.

Our research, revealed

We couldn’t claim to be a leading provider of professional qualifications without the bedrock of our acclaimed research culture. It’s a symbiotic relationship, where the credentials of one inform the capacity of the other.

Our academic departments

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology and Criminal Justice at NTU centres around engagement with communities and the criminal justice system. Its work reflects the University’s wider commitment to transforming people’s lives and creating opportunities.

Nottingham Institute of Education

Studying for a degree, already graduated, or planning a career change? At Nottingham Institute of Education at NTU, we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in education, teacher training and childhood so that you can take the next step.

Institute of Health and Allied Professions

The Institute of Health and Allied Professions develops collaborative and innovative education and research in health, aiming to make a positive contribution to improving health for all.

NTU Psychology

With over 150 academic experts with knowledge and experience across the breadth of the discipline, NTU Psychology is one of the largest departments in the UK. We are proud to provide a friendly and collegiate environment dedicated to providing a productive space for our students and our staff to achieve their full potential and succeed in their ambitions.

Department of Social and Political Sciences

The Department of Social and Political Sciences provides a vibrant and close-knit academic community for both staff and students. A progressive, sector-leading approach to the study of politics and international relations, encourages student involvement in both traditional and practical forms of learning, and provides a host of co-curricular opportunities for development.

Department of Social Work, Care and Community

Want to make a difference? Social work and health offer some of the most rewarding, challenging and important jobs going – roles which give you the chance to meaningfully improve life for individuals, families, and even whole communities.

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